Doctor says Chiefs’ Super Bowl win likely saved lives during COVID-19 pandemic | Kansas City Star
Dr. Niraj Sehgal, a professor of medicine at the University of California San Francisco, said during a recent presentation that the Chiefs’ comeback win may have been a “gift” for his city.
“People may not remember this that well, but Super Bowl weekend, in some ways, with apologies to the 49ers’ fans, the gift we may have been given was the 49ers losing,” Sehgal said in Zoom call the school shared on YouTube.
“If you think about what happened that weekend, had the 49ers won, and there were parades, and parties at that time, that may have had impact that I haven’t seen actually described.”
George Kittle Reveals his Top 5 Tight Ends and Other Interesting Facts | 49ers.com
Kittle and Kelce are widely regarded as two of the top tight ends in the NFL. Since entering the league in 2013, Kelce has amassed 507 receptions for 6,465 yards and 37 touchdowns. He’s surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in each of his last four seasons while being named to five Pro Bowls and two All-Pro honors.
Do you agree with @gkittle46? pic.twitter.com/AaMzSYZuaL— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) April 11, 2020
2020 NFL Draft: Ideal top two picks for all 32 teams | NFL.com
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
» Round 1: No. 32 overall — Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU
» Round 2: No. 63 (from 49ers) — Matt Hennessy, OL, Temple
Gladney is a ballhawking cornerback with inside/outside versatility and a swagger that matches with Tyrann Mathieu’s on the backend. While No. 63 might be a little earlier than I would take Hennessy, he has the physical attributes to fit quickly into a move-oriented running game as a rookie starter on the interior.
Two-Round 2020 NFL Mock Draft: Raiders, Bears among five to add QBs while Ravens land two Round 2 playmakers | CBS Sports
Round 1 - Pick 32
The Chiefs don’t have many needs but Ruiz is the best center in the country and Austin Reiter is entering the final year of his deal in Kansas City.
Draft Expert: Kansas City Chiefs Have Plenty Of Cornerback And Linebacker Options In NFL Draft | Forbes
Well before the Chiefs pick, Jeff Okudah and CJ Henderson, the premier cornerbacks in the draft, will have gone off the board.
In his mock draft, Brugler projects the Chiefs will select Jaylon Johnson, a 6-0, 193-pound cornerback out of Utah. Johnson has great character and good size, which allows him to be aggressive in press coverage. Brugler, though, cautions that “can be a double-edged sword” against savvy, route-running wide receivers.
A Historical Look at the Chiefs’ Fifth-Round Draft Picks | The Mothership
- The Chiefs drafted Dante Hall, one of the top return men in NFL history, with the No. 153 overall pick in the 2000 Draft. Hall returned 13 total kicks for scores during his seven years in Kansas City, setting an NFL record with a return touchdown in four-straight games during the 2003 campaign.
5 bold predictions for Kansas City Chiefs in 2020 | FanSided
5. Jordan Ta’amu will beat out Chad Henne as Chiefs backup QB
Henne is a steady backup that a lot of teams around the NFL would love to have on their sideline. Reid isn’t the sort of coach to stick with the safe quarterback though. That’s why Ta’amu is going to beat him out for the backup job by season’s end.
Around the NFL
ESPN, NFL Network to combo on NFL draft telecast | ESPN
Draft hosts and a limited number of commentators will be in-studio, but they will adhere to social distancing guidelines. Other reporters and analysts will report remotely from home. Commissioner Roger Goodell will introduce picks from his home in Bronxville, New York.
ABC will air a separate draft broadcast on Thursday and Friday before simulcasting the ESPN/NFL Network feed on Saturday.
Former NFL QB Tarvaris Jackson dies in car crash | NFL.com
Jackson was a former second-round pick out of Alabama State by the Vikings in 2006. He spent five seasons in Minnesota, starting 20 games.
”The entire Vikings family is saddened by the news of Tarvaris Jackson being taken from us too soon,” the Vikings said in a statement. “One of Tarvaris’ greatest attributes was his positive outlook and approach. He genuinely cared about others, was a good friend and will be missed by family, teammates and Vikings fans everywhere. We send out deepest condolences to his family.”
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey to sign four-year, $64 million contract extension, per report | Cat Scratch Reader (Carolina Panthers SB Nation site)
This is a solid move by the Panthers that keeps their most explosive and versatile offensive weapon on the roster for the next six years. While the strategy of over-paying a running back isn’t exactly the best way to build a football team in 2020, McCaffrey is an exception to the rule because he is both an elite running back and an elite wide receiver. He’s also a pretty good punt and kick returner, though he really shouldn’t be tasked with those duties on a good football team (not that we know what one of those is at the moment).
Colts add new logo to their look, honor home state | NFL.com
The Colts on Monday announced a new secondary logo that highlights their place as the only NFL franchise in the state of Indiana, releasing a mark with a “C” featuring the state’s outline carving out of the letter “to honor the team’s home state and community,” per the team’s press release. The secondary mark will be used to complement the team’s main horseshoe logo and “will be featured on fan gear and subtly integrated into the Colts’ uniform design.”
Honoring our past. Always evolving. pic.twitter.com/BBWqIG7p6p— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) April 13, 2020
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Demetrius Harris’ comments led Ricky Seals-Jones to Chiefs
“When Demetrius would tell me stories of Kansas City — of how the organization is, the locker room — it was kind of like a no-brainer,” said Seals-Jones on a conference call with the Kansas City media on Monday. “It was good to have somebody that I already had those conversations with to give you that over-the-top answer you’re looking for.”
A tweet to make you think
Just for context.. Bell was producing at a historic level as a RB1/WR2 when he wanted to get paid. https://t.co/NwJsNWcFjB— Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) April 13, 2020
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