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Kansas City Chiefs have highest rate of offensive turnover in the league

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The Kansas City Chiefs have quite the turnover on the offensive side of the ball from last season to now. ESPN's Adam Teicher pointed out that the Chiefs are returning just 57 percent of their offensive snaps, which is the lowest percentage in the league. Turnover is not always a good thing (hey, 49ers) but for the Chiefs offense it very well could be because that was an area of concern last season.

The Chiefs overhauled several position groups, including receiver, tight end and the offensive line. The Chiefs will have at least one new receiver in Jeremy Maclin while Albert Wilson or Chris Conley will be moving on up the depth chart. At tight end, the Chiefs lost Anthony Fasano who was their No. 1 tight end for part of last season. Travis Kelce, who ended the season as the top tight end, will move into that role this year while backups Demetrius Harris and Richard Gordon return in addition to fifth round pick James O'Shaughnessy. The offensive line could see as many as four new starters for the 2015 season.

We don't know what the starting lineup will be but we do know there will be changes, such as these (last year's starter):

QB: Alex Smith

FB: Anthony Sherman

RB: Jamaal Charles

WR: Jeremy Maclin (Dwayne Bowe)

WR: Albert Wilson (Donnie Avery)

TE: Travis Kelce (Anthony Fasano)

LT: Eric Fisher

LG: Ben Grubbs (Mike McGlynn)

C: Eric Kush (Rodney Hudson)

RG: Jeff Allen (Zach Fulton)

RT: Donald Stephenson (Ryan Harris)

On paper this offense looks better than last year's. Also important, the Chiefs depth looks better than last year's at receiver and offensive line. The position group where the Chiefs lost something (at least on paper) is at tight end. Kelce is the man, obviously, but there is little depth behind him and that's an important position. So if I'm looking at this, the Chiefs got more depth everywhere outside of tight end, where they have arguably their second best offensive player returning. Not bad, huh?

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