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Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes has his eyes set on NFL record, going a perfect 20-0 | CBS Sports

Mahomes has gone 43-10 including postseason games since he took over as Kansas City’s full-time quarterback in 2018, and won the Super Bowl in his second season. Still, Mahomes wants more. In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, Mahomes said he wants to be the first team to go 20-0.

“The only record I have my eyes set on breaking, which would be new this year, would be going 20-0,” Mahomes said. “It’s not really a record to be broken I guess you would say—19-0 is the record right now—so being able to go 20-0 and being the first one to do that, that would be awesome.”

Every NFL Team’s Most Dangerous New Weapon in 2021 | Bleacher Report

Kansas City Chiefs: RB Jerick McKinnon

The Kansas City Chiefs spent much of their offseason retooling the offensive line. Players like Orlando Brown Jr., Joe Thuney and Kyle Long can have a significant impact, but they don’t fit the definition of “weapons.”

Running back Jerick McKinnon, on the other hand, does.

While McKinnon’s three-year tenure with the San Francisco 49ers was hampered by injuries, he is a dangerous dual-threat back when healthy. He had 319 rushing yards, 253 receiving yards and six touchdowns last season. In 2017 with the Minnesota Vikings, McKinnon amassed 991 scrimmage yards and five touchdowns despite making just one start.

McKinnon should step into a complementary role alongside Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams and can provide an offensive boost as Kansas City’s new third-down back.

10 emerging sports rivalries that will define the next decade | The Insider

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens – The young faces leading the NFL’s next generation

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens have never been associated as rivals. They’ve only met in the postseason once in 2011 in a forgettable Wild Card game.

But that will change over the next decade.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson have been anointed as the new faces of football, as the two youngest players to win MVP.

Mahomes and Jackson could emerge as this generation’s version of Brady and Peyton Manning, who defined the NFL in the 2000s and early 2010s.

The Top Five Safeties the Dallas Cowboys Will Play in 2021 | Inside The Star

No. 1 – Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City Chiefs – Weel 11 @Kansas CityTyrann Mathieu was a 1st-Team All-Pro for the second season in a row as he anchored a Kansas City Chiefs defense that came up just short of their second consecutive Super Bowl. While his tackle numbers were down slightly to just 62 last season, Mathieu’s impact on the game was much deeper as he was used all over the field in different coverage roles that lead to the Cheifs finishing tied for the fourth-most interceptions in the league. On top of his 62 tackles, Tyrann Mathieu had nine passes defended, three tackles for loss, and six interceptions in 2020, as he continues to show he is one of the most dynamic ball hawks in the NFL.

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TE Hunter Henry ready to become a ‘complete Patriot,’ meet expectations of playing in New England | NFL.com

The 26-year-old tight end has yet to represent the Patriots in battle but, ahead of his first season doing so, Henry had a lot to say about his experience thus far learning under Bill Belichick and his staff.

“I enjoy this culture. I think it fits me really well, and I’m excited to just embrace myself in it and really just be a complete Patriot and what it means,” Henry said last week, per Masslive.com. “It’s just such a winning culture. There’s a tradition here. There’s a high level of expectation. So, I think a lot of us, even including myself, are very excited about trying to elevate ourselves to meet those expectations and this culture.”

Weighing Philadelphia Eagles’ trade options, from Zach Ertz to Julio Jones | ESPN

What trades besides Ertz could get done?

The cornerback spot opposite Darius Slay remains unsettled. If the Eagles don’t end up with one of the top remaining free-agent corners, such as Steven Nelson, they might go the trade route to get their CB2 much like they did with Darby in 2017.

Linebacker could also use some bolstering — former Eagles LB Jordan Hicks was just granted permission from Arizona to seek a trade — and they could use a veteran wide receiver and perhaps another tight end to help make up for the inevitable loss of Ertz.

Lest we forget, there are five months between now and the trade deadline in late October, giving Roseman plenty of time to tweak his roster and get to trade No. 100.

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