On Wednesday’s mailbag version of the Arrowhead Delight Out of Construction podcast, Matt Stagner and I evaluated the top-end expertise of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ roster and debated which gamers are essentially the most indispensable (we overlooked the apparent reply of quarterback Patrick Mahomes as an possibility).
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We every selected one offensive participant and one defensive participant that match the outline:
Matt: Travis Kelce
On offense, it’s Travis Kelce. Hopefully Noah Grey may change this in the long term, however till confirmed in any other case. The drop-off from Kelce — a top-five participant within the league, and essentially the most dependable pass-catcher for this offense — to the following tight finish is arguably greater than some other place. Shedding Kelce could be catastrophic for this staff.
Ron: Tyreek Hill
Once you take away the All-Professional pass-catcher from this large receiver corps, it turns into a largely younger, unproven group with essentially the most expertise coming from Demarcus Robinson. You would need to financial institution on younger gamers taking huge steps forwards of their careers this season, however even then, it might be one of many least proficient within the league.
Matt: Tyrann Mathieu
Given his contract scenario, Mathieu’s agent might be thrilled to listen to us say that Mathieu is essentially the most irreplaceable participant on this protection. What he brings to the staff on and off of the sphere, setting the tone, the management, the flexibility — he’s the whole bundle. You don’t have one other Mathieu on the roster or arguably wherever within the league.
Ron: Chris Jones
There’s no top-end pass-rushing expertise on the roster in the event you take Jones away. Frank Clark and Jarran Reed are expert gamers, however neither are as constantly dominant and impactful to the sport as Jones — and shall be even much less impactful with out Jones’ presence beside them. They’ve a pleasant group of situational rushers — however while you take away the participant demanding the eye that Jones does, it turns into rather more troublesome for them to succeed.
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