"There are great high schools around and I talked to some of the coaches and they let us use their fields, so we got to go out there," Mahomes said. "And I would have at least four to five guys a day.
"I think I threw to at least every single guy at least once — we had group messages going. I had one with the tight ends, I had one with the running backs, I had one with the receivers, making sure everybody knew when I was throwing.”
“Sky is the limit,” Kelce said when asked how good the offensive can be. “Just on the offensive side of the ball, it is exciting to see where this offense can go and right now we are just growing together.”
"The new coaching staff. I'm happy for a lot of young coaches who have [an] opportunity now," said linebacker Dee Ford. "We brought in some great guys, some new faces. And, we're gonna build that chemistry here in the offseason. I'm very excited. We gotta a lot of young players. So, I'm very excited about what we're gonna do."
Kansas City Chiefs
Trading Marcus Peters was a choice that left the Chiefs with a big hole at cornerback and so far this offseason, the team hasn’t done much to address that. It acquired Kendall Fuller in the trade that sent Alex Smith to Washington, but he’s a slot cornerback. And hoping David Amerson can step in to save the day as a starter is optimistic, at best.
The best case scenario for the Chiefs would be to discover a starting-quality cornerback in the 2018 NFL Draft, but the problem is that Kansas City won’t be on the clock until the No. 54 pick thanks to a trade last year that landed the team Patrick Mahomes.
Following the reception, Kelce’s brother Travis, a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, was spotted taking down a cheesesteak from Geno’s in South Philly.
Swanson took over as the lead back for the Rockets when Kareem Hunt, his best friend,went to the Kansas City Chiefs as their featured runner.
Around the league
The Redskins tight end says the team's new quarterback has 'elevated his game dramatically' since the two played together in San Francisco.
"Over the last five years, C.J. developed from an undrafted player into an important member of our team," Broncos general manager John Elway said. "We appreciate all he did as a Bronco, especially during our Super Bowl season, and thank him for his many contributions on and off the field."
"I look around at places, some guys that have had far more success than I have had, and they're drafting quarterbacks," Rivers said, per Chargers.com. "So, it's inevitable. It's going to happen at some point. It's happened at other places, we all know where they are. And those guys are either still sitting, or they've been traded... You know at some point we are going to draft a guy, and I don't see that as any negative."
In this exciting new NFL world in which trades are seemingly a part of everyday life, mock drafts feel even more out of touch with what's about to happen at the 2018 draft. Most mocks don't account for possible trades up or down, yet only 17 of the 32 picks in the first round of last year's draft were spent by the team who originally owned a given selection. Who would've expected that the Chiefs would beat the Cardinals to the punch for Patrick Mahomes?
This year, as I prepped for that team, an NFL personnel man asked me why I didn't put together a list of players I don't like as much as the scouts.
"You scared to do it?" he asked.
"You know better than that," I said.
The Minnesota Vikings are making sure one of their best defensive players stays with them for the long haul. The team announced they signed linebacker Eric Kendricks to an extension Monday.
“Over the last few years we’ve seen some dynamic changes in the helmet industry, both from new innovators as well as new helmets and models from incumbent companies,” said Jeff Miller, the NFL’s senior vice president of health and safety policy.
“There are a number of helmets for players to move to, from those that rank poorly in performing to the ones in the higher ranking.
“The purpose of the continuation to rank helmets and the joint decision with the players’ association to prohibit is to increase that movement into better performing helmets. We are encouraged this is an important step for better player safety.”
“He can do it all,” NFL analyst Phil Simms once said of Harrison. “He can beat tackles. He can beat tight ends. He can cover. He’s an unbelievable tackler. He’s a special player.”
In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and 14 players took the podium Monday afternoon as the team began its offseason workout program.
Here were the 10 most significant items in my eyes from Monday.