Kansas City Chiefs; Start of a Dynasty?
The Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes captured their first super bowl together in Miami this past Sunday. They did this in true Chiefs fashion by scoring 21 points in the final seven minutes to erase a 10 point deficit. Chiefs coach Andy Reid finally captured the Lombardi Trophy that he has been so close to time and time again. The takeaway from this though is, are the Chiefs starting a dynasty? They have the best young quarterback the NFL has ever seen in Mahomes, an all-time great coach in Reid, and a great front office to add talent. The only thing that stands in the way is the inevitable Mahomes super contract that is coming. That will tie up a significant amount of space, making it hard to keep other high-level players on the roster. The Chiefs are already preparing for this as it seems that star defensive tackle Chris Jones is likely headed elsewhere. It will be interesting to see how GM Brett Veach builds the roster around Mahomes and his massive contract.
Tom Brady. Not Going Anywhere?
After all the rumors swirling around radio row in Miami last week about Tom Brady potentially playing for the Raiders, or the Dolphins, or enrolling his kids in Nashville schools, it looks like he is staying put. The Patriots reportedly are willing to pay him $30 million per year and he appeared in the Hulu commercial with the line “and for me? I’m not going anywhere.” It certainly looks like Brady will retire a Patriot.
It is looking more and more like the offensive skill positions players will fall in this years draft. Don’t be surprised if no running backs go in the first round and premier weapons such as Jerry Jeudy make it as far as pick 13. A run on quarterbacks and tackles seems imminent which will drive elite talent down the board. Derrick Brown, Javon Kinlaw, CeeDee Lamb, Henry Ruggs III, and Isaiah Simmons are all in danger of falling out of the top 10-12 picks even though they are top 10 talents.