Many of you here at Arrowhead Pride began voting on various things concerning the Kansas City Chiefs and matters across the NFL this offseason. This is part of SB Nation’s FanPulse tool, which sends weekly questions to the city’s most plugged-in and dedicated Chiefs fans via email.
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Let’s see how this offseason has gone when it comes to fanbase confidence:
- At the end of the season, 94 percent of Chiefs fans said they were confident in the direction of the team.
- At the end of free agency, that number dipped to 79 percent.
- Before the draft, 95 percent of Chiefs fans were confident in the direction of the team.
- After the draft, that number fell to 85 percent.
- Now, at preseason Week 1, 99 percent of Chiefs fans are confident in the direction of the team.
The lowest number of the offseason came after free agency when the only splash Chiefs fans knew about was safety Tyrann Mathieu. Remember, the deal for defensive lineman Frank Clark came much closer to the draft.
The hype coming from training camp has been real the past few weeks, so the 99 percent confidence rating that exists right now is understandable.
In the fan pulse national question, fans were asked about which 2018 division-winner would not repeat.
As expected, hardly any NFL fans voted for the Chiefs in this one — 2.31 percent, to be exact. Only the New England Patriots finished with fewer votes. 27.31 percent of NFL fans voted for the Baltimore Ravens, probably given the resurgent Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers, who always manage to compete, are members of the AFC North.