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Chiefs have best “supporting cast” in the NFL, per new rankings

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We recently published an article on these pages about NFL Network’s Nate Burleson calling Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill the top wide receiver in the league. The Chiefs could already make the case that they have the game’s best tight end in Travis Kelce.

Add to that mix Sammy Watkins, Mecole Hardman, Damien Williams and rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and there is very clearly no shortage of weapons for quarterback Patrick Mahomes in 2020.

But where does Mahomes’ “supporting cast” stand in the league? Bleacher Report writers recently ranked each team’s skill-position players based upon past production, accolades, health and upside, and they have the Chiefs first:

The Chiefs rode Mahomes and their explosive offense all the way to a victory in Super Bowl LIV, and this year’s group could be even better. The addition of Edwards-Helaire should help balance the unit, while a second-year leap by Hardman would take the passing attack into the stratosphere.

Even though Mahomes and Hill missed time with injuries, Kansas City finished last season fifth in scoring and sixth in yards. There is zero reason to believe this group won’t be better in 2020.

The Cleveland Browns (2), New Orleans Saints (3), Tampa Bay Bucaneers (4) and Dallas Cowboys (5) round out the top five. The Chargers are No. 6, the Broncos are No. 10 and the Raiders are No. 14. It’s worth noting the Broncos jumped from their No. 27 ranking last year with how they handled the NFL Draft.

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Who has the best supporting cast in the NFL?

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  • 97%
    The Chiefs
    (1163 votes)
  • 2%
    Someone else
    (29 votes)
1192 votes total Vote Now