The Kansas City Chiefs once again have one of the NFL’s youngest rosters. Jimmy Kempski tallies the post-53-man roster cut down average age of each team and the Chiefs have finished in the top eight in each of the past four years.
The Chiefs are the sixth youngest this year at 25.54 average years old. Already this is slightly out of date because the Chiefs have cut LB Ramik Wilson and G Jordan Devey to make room for LB Sam Barrington and OT Bryan Witzmann. It’s pretty close though.
The Chiefs were eighth in 2012 and 2013, third in 2014 and sixth in 2015.
Two of the NFL’s worst teams - Rams and Browns - are the two youngest teams. But being young doesn’t mean you’re bad. The Packers, Chiefs and Seahawks are all in the top seven and they’re three of the best teams in the NFL. (Yeah the Broncos are fifth but it’s funnier when I leave them out of the NFL’s best teams discussion)
It’s interesting that the Chiefs are this young when this offseason was defined by the older guys coming back - Tamba Hali, Derrick Johnson and even Eric Berry. Here’s to the Chiefs continuing to stay young with strong veteran leadership like that.