What’s the story?
Hang in there, Chiefs fans; your time is coming soon. With a new head coach, new starting quarterback, and a boatload of talent on the roster, things are starting to look up for the geographically-challenged Chiefs (AFC West? Really, NFL?).
Leader and commander:
Andy Reid! Andy Reid! The long-time Eagles head coach will be taking the helm of Kansas City’s ship, and I think that only good things are in store for him and the team. He’s a proven winner.
New kid on the block:
Alex Smith, jettisoned former Niners QB who got the ax in San Fran after Colin Kaepernick became, well, Colin Kaepernick. It’s a fresh start for Smith, who deserves a new chance and wholehearted support more than just about anybody.
Last year was…
…just terrible, in so many ways. Beyond the 2-14 record in a division that is pretty awful to begin with, the Chiefs suffered a huge tragedy and had a fairly disheartening show of no support from fans. It’s hard to imagine a worse season than the season Kansas City had in 2012, all things considered.
Happy days are here again. The Chiefs, in my opinion, might have been the most talented team to ever go 2-14, and almost all of that talent in still on the roster. It might be a bit of an adjustment year (they are currently ranked to reflect that at 22nd), but it’s hard to imagine that a team with such a high caliber of players and coaches will go anywhere but up.