Assigning first-quarter letter grades to the Kansas City Chiefs

Some Chiefs are getting off to a hot start and some have plenty of room to grow. Let's divvy out some grades through the first four weeks of the season.
Detroit Lions v Kansas City Chiefs
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Sure, the Kansas City Chiefs have played pretty mediocre in three out of their four games so far this season. With that being said, it is impressive to be 3-1 when they are not playing all that great. 

Just because the Chiefs have played average football so far, does not mean everyone on the team has. Some have played to what we thought they were, some have played above their previous level and some have played below their standard. 

Let’s hand out some grades for certain players in our quarterly report card since we are now four games into the season. It is wild we are already a quarter of the way through the season, given how long the offseason felt. 

We did not include everyone on the team for this exercise. We included people who are playing at either a better or worse rate than what was expected before the season. Clyde Edwards-Helaire and L’Jarius Sneed, for example, are not included. They have played to their expected level so far this season. 

With the Minnesota Vikings, two Denver Broncos matchups and a game against the Los Angeles Chargers in the next four weeks, Kansas City will have a chance to play some very mediocre defenses. In terms of yardage, the Broncos are the 32nd-ranked defense, with the Chargers right behind them at 31st and the Vikings land at 19. Some offensive players on this list will have a better chance to improve their mid-season report card. Let’s dive in.