It’s Underdog Week at SB Nation, so on this week’s edition of the Arrowhead Pride Editors Show, we addressed Kansas City Chiefs underdogs worth watching in 2020. We’ll discuss two of our ‘dogs right here.
John: Safety Daniel Sorensen
For years, he’s been the guy that Chiefs fans have loved to cut in their projections in order to create salary-cap space. He showed last year why the Chiefs have kept him around. The Chiefs didn’t know they were keeping him so he could be utilized in Steve Spagnuolo’s defense, but that has turned out to be exactly where he was the most useful. I’ll be interested to see if he can continue to provide the kind of contributions he did last season, because if they have some way to replace what Sorensen did in 2019, then this might be the year where he actually becomes a cap casualty. JOHN’S OTHER UNDERDOGS TO WATCH: Breeland Speaks, Eric Bieniemy
Pete: Running back Darwin Thompson
Talk about a case of the forgotten man. Damien Williams had another highly productive playoffs, the Chiefs drafted a running back in the first round with the No. 32 overall pick and general manager Brett Veach signed Patrick Mahomes’ old college buddy, DeAndre Washington, in free agency. Oh, and Darrel Williams should be back in the mix. Fullback Anthony Sherman will likely be kept around and H-back John Lovett could push to make the 53. Where does that leave last year’s sixth-rounder in Darwin Thompson? It remains to be seen, but it is worth noting that running backs coach Deland McCullough is a big believer in Thompson. He says the second-year back looks improved every time he touches the football. Thompson will need to prove his worth in training camp. PETE’S OTHER UNDERDOGS TO WATCH: Dorian O’Daniel, Tyler Newsome
We also discuss the latest news on the Rooney Rule, the revamped Broncos-Chiefs rivalry and Brian Westbrook’s words on Clyde-Edwards-Helaire. In our second segment, L’Jarius Sneed’s college defensive backs coach, Jeff Burris, joins the show.
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