Ranking the best pass rush units on the Kansas City Chiefs 2024 schedule

The Chiefs have plenty of fearsome pass rushing units on the schedule this season as they chase a three-peat.
San Francisco 49ers v Cleveland Browns
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1. San Francisco 49ers

From one dominant defensive end in Cleveland to another in San Francisco. Nick Bosa has largely ended games as a sort of closer in key moments ever since he entered the NFL. Bosa has a rare mix of strength off the line of scrimmage, quick feet, and a swift hand technique to combat opponents. As a result, Bosa led the NFL in sacks in 2022 with 18.5, and in the last three years, he has averaged nearly 15 sacks per season.

Opposite of Bosa, the 49ers signed veteran Leonard Floyd this offseason. Some may scoff at the idea of him still being a decent pass rusher, but the veteran has thrived as the secondary piece in a pass rush unit. He can win from wide angles, while also offering burst off of the line of scrimmage. The proof is there with a total of 9 to 10.5 sacks in each of the last four seasons.

The projected starting defensive tackle duo of Javon Hargrave and Maliek Collins is not going to be topped by many other teams, due to their all-around games. And if there is anything we know about the San Francisco pass rush, it is that their depth can come in waves. This allows for the pressure to be sent routinely and heavily in a single game, giving the opponent no time to breathe.

The Chiefs have done okay in the past against this 49ers pass rush group. Can San Francisco use this unit to finally top Kansas City this time around?