The Chiefs were tied for the worst record in the league in 2012, and Dorsey made successful personnel moves on all levels. His trade for quarterback Alex Smith helped to stabilize the offense. He also drafted tackle Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick, who started 13 games. He also made several low-profile free-agent moves that helped the Chiefs race out to a 9-0 start on the way to an 11-5 record and an AFC playoff berth for the first time since 2010. The nine-game turnaround was the greatest one-season turnaround in club history.
The active player captains for the 2014 Pro Bowl will be New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, the NFL announced Thursday. Brees and Quinn will be paired together, while Watt and Charles will work as a duo. These four captains, which are comprised of the top two leading vote getters on offense and defense from the teams that did not advance to the conference championship round, will help determine rosters for Team Rice and Team Sanders during the first-ever Pro Bowl Draft on Jan. 21-22.
Weston Dressler says his focus has shifted to making the N-F-L. Speaking on radio station 104-9 The Wolf in Regina Thursday morning, Dressler explained that he is now just waiting to hear back from the Kansas City Chiefs, who he worked out for on Tuesday. Dressler says that he is preparing for up to four or five more workouts depending on the interest from the N-F-L.
Former Green Bay Packers center Frank Winters no longer resides in his hometown of Union City, but that doesn’t mean he won’t feel the excitement of the state’s first Super Bowl as he looks back fondly on his days on the gridiron. Winters, who began his football career at Emerson High School before being drafted out of Western Illinois University by the Cleveland Browns in 1987, went on to play for the Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Giants during his tenure in the NFL, which ended in 2002.
ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, who worked with Reid in Philadelphia as the Eagles’ director of pro personnel, said Fasano and McGrath were solid but unspectacular. Fasano, who missed seven games because of injuries, posted a Pro Football Focus grade of negative-2.3, which ranked 37th out of the 64 tight ends who played 25 percent or more of his team’s snaps, while McGrath ranked 30th. "They’re good, and let’s just say that they are, in the scouting terminology, adequate," Riddick said. "They’re adequate as far as Fasano being a starter, adequate as far as McGrath being a No. 2 and really, a No. 3 type of guy." In other words, the Chiefs could still use another playmaker, and NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock thinks Kelce, who caught 45 passes for 722 yards and eight touchdowns at Cincinnati and the 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds at his pro day, might be the man for the job.
The NFL is a quarterback-driven league so the notion, on the surface at least, seems ridiculous. But bear with me here for a minute. If you’re going to start a franchise with any one player from around the league, why not Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles?
Seventy-eight players received votes in NFL Nation’s survey of the league’s most respected player. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning won and only two Kansas City Chiefs players received a vote.