Phase One of the Offseason Begins for the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday from The Mothership
The Chiefs' nine-week offseason workout program begins on Monday with Phase One.
So, what exactly does that mean?
As per Article 21 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Phase One consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only.
A Historical Look at the Chiefs' Fifth-Round Draft Picks from The Mothership
- The Chiefs have drafted three players in the fifth round who have gone on to earn Pro Bowl honors in their respective careers: Dante Hall (2000), Joe Horn (1996), Jim Arnold (1983) and Carlos Carson (1980).
- The Chiefs have taken more players from Notre Dame (3) in the fifth round than any other school: Jordan Black (2003), Lindsay Knapp (1993) and Mike Oriard (1970).
With the Chiefs holding the No. 18 pick in the upcoming NFL draft, many have already begun speculating on who they believe they might be targeting with that pick.
In the 15 mock draft selections listed below, the experts have selected an offensive lineman and receiver for the Chiefs on five occasions each, a cornerback twice as well as a safety, defensive lineman and linebacker once a piece.
With six positions selected by 15 different people, the Chiefs look to have the ability to go a lot of different directions according to these experts...
...Here are the current picks for the Chiefs from experts around the league:
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Charles: 'I want to be offensive player of the year' from NFL.com
Coming off three-consecutive 1,000-yard campaigns, Charles remains in the cluster of backs who annually threaten to capture the rushing title. He's helped by a run-heavy Chiefs offense, but Kansas City is bound to throw the ball more next season with wideout Jeremy Maclin in the mix. The Chiefs also boast one of the league's most promising pass-catching tight ends in Travis Kelce.
Jamaal Charles wants to be Offensive Player of the Year in 2015 from CBS Sports
For Charles, OPOY is probably a more attainable goal than winning MVP. In the last 15 years, a non-quarterback has won NFL MVP just four times: Marshall Faulk in 2000, Shaun Alexander in 2005, LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006 and Adrian Peterson in 2012.
Meanwhile, in that same timespan, a running back has won Offensive Player of the Year nine times: Faulk in 2000 and 2001, Preist Holmes in 2002, Jamal Lewis in 2003, Alexander in 2005, Tomlinson in 2006, Chris Johnson in 2009, Peterson in 2012 and DeMarco Murray in 2014.
Cornerback should have been high on the Chiefs' draft priority list even before Sean Smith pleaded guilty to DUI and became subject to NFL suspension for a violation of the substance-abuse policy. Smith is in the last year of his contract and he's the only established cornerback they have, though Jamell Fleming and Phillip Gaines showed promise last season. It's time for the Chiefs to invest a high pick into a cornerback.
Twenty years ago Saturday, Joe Montana called it a career from ProFootballTalk
As the 49ers' Twitter feed points out, Saturday is the 20th anniversary of quarterback Joe Montana's retirement from the NFL.
Montana's departure came after two seasons with Kansas City, which traded a first-round pick for him in April 1993.
While Montana wasn't able to finish his career with the franchise with whom he won four Super Bowls, the trade worked out well for him, the Niners and the Chiefs.