Predicting the Kansas City Chiefs post draft 53-man roster
Things have been pretty great for fans of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2023. The team won their second Super Bowl in the past four years and then got to host the 2023 NFL Draft. It’s hard to imagine a better couple of months for an NFL franchise, but now with the Super Bowl and the draft in the rearview mirror, it’s time to fully turn the page to the 2023 season. The Chiefs have made most of their offseason moves at this point. There could be a few more moves here and there, but we have to assume that the vast majority of the 2023 team is now on the roster.
So let’s take a look at what the likely 2023 53-man roster might look like. We’ll go position by position and look at who is most likely to make it, who might be fighting to break onto it, who are just camp bodies hoping to claw their way onto the practice squad, and what positions might still need a body or two. Let’s kick things off with the quarterbacks.
On The Roster: (2)
Fighting To Get A Spot:
The Chiefs obviously have their starter locked up for the rest of the decade with Patrick Mahomes, but the backup quarterback position is slightly more interesting. When I looked at the numbers the Chiefs may want to carry at other offensive positions I had a hard time justifying keeping more than two quarterbacks on the 53-man roster. With a Super Bowl-caliber team, it makes sense that K.C. would pick the veteran with starting experience over the younger project. That’s why I have Gabbert making the roster over Buechele. That having been said, if Buechele can show he’s up for the job in camp and the preseason it’s not impossible he could unseat Gabbert.
Now let’s look at the running back position.