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Discussing two players who have caught our eye ahead of 2020 on episode 9 of the AP Editors Show.

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On this week’s edition of the Arrowhead Pride Editors Show, we came up with the two Kansas City Chiefs players we are most excited to watch in 2020. We’ll discuss our choices right here.

John: Linebacker Willie Gay Jr.

I’ve said all along that linebacker is where the Chiefs need the most help on defense, so I’m excited to see what this talented player — on whom the Chiefs were able to get a good deal because of the circumstances of the draft — can really do. You’ll remember that even as last season began, Steve Spagnuolo was saying that he was still figuring out what his defensive players were capable of doing — so with these abbreviated practices, it will be tough for Spagnuolo to see what he has in Gay. But that’s why I’m excited to see what he can do.

Pete: Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire

The Chiefs just wrapped up two straight seasons of having a top-five offense, and what do they do in the 2020 NFL Draft? Go offense in the first round. Leading up to the draft, many fans and analysts were hoping that they would choose another position to improve, but I think — by now — they have come around to the idea of Clyde Edwards-Helaire with Patrick Mahomes in 2020. The Chiefs’ comparison for Edwards-Helaire was Brian Westbrook, who from 2004-08 under Andy Reid, compiled at least 1,000 yards from scrimmage per year. Christian McCaffrey called Edwards-Helaire more than a running back. Give me Clyde.

We talk more about this topic and go through the latest in Chiefs news, including Patrick Mahomes’ Texas Tech commencement speech, the key Andy Reid takeaways from Friday, the fourth-and-15 onside kick alternatives — and whether or not there is crying in football.


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Which Chiefs player are you most excited for in 2020? Weigh in below.