I watch every Kansas City Chiefs game and I think they need more help at cornerback but apparently the numbers don’t always agree. That’s because the Chiefs have already been good in the secondary.
PFF had this stat out over the weekend:
The Chiefs have been one of the toughest passing defenses in each of the past two seasons. pic.twitter.com/Xvax9lHSay— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) May 15, 2017
This stat is basically how the Chiefs secondary has fared against opposing quarterbacks. The Chiefs secondary has been No. 3 and No. 2 in the league the past two seasons. As it turns out, they’re pretty good! You can use this stat and see why the Chiefs didn’t add any high draft picks at corner.
The Chiefs gave up plenty of passing yards last season (18th in the league) but they clamped down in the red zone and tied for the league lead in interceptions. That will do a number on masking other problems in the secondary.
Interestingly, the Chiefs secondary did this despite the worst pass rush for the Chiefs in recent memory. The reason to believe this is a repeatable performance is the Chiefs pass rush should - should - be much better in 2017, which will help the secondary.