Three wrinkles for the KC Chiefs to iron out against Bears

Fans would love to see the Chiefs able to iron out some early-season wrinkles as they host the Chicago Bears in Week 3.

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Mahomes connecting with... someone

Yes, we know there's Travis Kelce. He is the primary pass-catcher on this Chiefs team and there's no way to overstate his importance having watched K.C. lose their season opener to the Detroit Lions by a single point—mostly because the offense sputtered like an old car after a long winter without him.

So yes, we know Patrick Mahomes has amazing chemistry with someone already, but that someone missed a game with a bone bruise two weeks ago and has put up historic numbers in an age range that typically forces most players to call it quits. Kelce has stated he's playing "until the wheels fall off," which is great for a sound byte, but the actual season in which that happens will not be pretty.

That's why Chiefs Kingdom would love to see Mahomes develop stronger chemistry with some of his other pass catchers—particularly the young wide receiver corps. The team forces looks to Kadarius Toney when he plays and the results have been mixed so far, but even the Chiefs could use another volume target. Skyy Moore had a couple of nice catches last week but has mostly been overlooked in the offense until now. Rashee Rice is still in his first month in the NFL.

The Chiefs can get by the Bears with another offensive day giving a few looks here and there to an assortment of options—2-3 targets for Noah Gray here, another 2-3 for Justin Watson there, and so on. But the wrinkle we'd love to see ironed out would allow a long-term investment here to really gain some ground (and show some rapport) with Mahomes in this offense.