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Edwards-Helaire, Mathieu among AP Chiefs Training Camp Award winners

We gave out the awards on the Tuesday edition of the Arrowhead Pride Editors’ Show podcast.

On Tuesday’s edition of the Arrowhead Pride Editors’ Show podcast, editor-in-chief Pete Sweeney and I discussed the new contracts given to Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and general manager Brett Veach, the possibility that the Chiefs could try to pick up just-released Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette and the surprising news about undrafted rookie defensive end (or is it tackle?) Tershawn Wharton.

Arrowhead Pride writer Ron Kopp Jr. also joined us, discussing the ways Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo uses player versatility to make his defensive scheme more effective. Ron brought lots of good information to a fun discussion.

Finally, Pete and I announced our first annual Chiefs Training Camp Awards. We agreed that linebacker Ben Niemann’s ascension from special-teams player (and dime linebacker) to probable starting role as the team’s WILL linebacker made him camp’s Best Riser. We agreed that Patrick Mahomes would make a boring choice for the team’s Offensive MVP — but each of us chose Clyde Edwards-Helaire to take his place. We then agreed that Tyrann Mathieu’s play on the field — and his leadership off of it — made him a shoe-in for Defensive MVP.

We did disagree, however, about the Chiefs’ Worst Faller and Dark Horse for 2020.

For that — and lots more — be sure to check out the Tuesday edition of the Arrowhead Pride Editors’ Show podcast!


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