It’s impossible to truly replace the speed that Tyreek Hill brought to the Chiefs’ offense, but Olave will make things much easier for Patrick Mahomes. The former Buckeyes star is a buttery-smooth lid-lifter on offense who will complement JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling well in Kansas City’s new-look offense.
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The Chiefs need WR help but not as much as people generally think. I’d bet they draft one with these picks but will potentially let the draft come to them.
Most receiving yards since 2016— NFL on CBS (@NFLonCBS) April 11, 2022
Travis Kelce 7,269
Davante Adams 7,192
Julio Jones 7,129
DeAndre Hopkins 7,048
Mike Evans 7,044
How is a tight end at the top of this list!??! pic.twitter.com/JM0m37gXxZ
The tweet above shows that Kelce has the most receiving yards (7,269) since 2016.
That year also marked his first 1,000-yard receiving season (1,125) with four touchdowns.
He tops a list that features elite receivers Davante Adams (7,192), Julio Jones (7,129), DeAndre Hopkins (7,048), and Mike Evans (7,044).
Since then, Kelce’s lowest output was 1,038 yards in 2017, but he had eight touchdowns.
What’s more impressive is that he has averaged double-digit yards per reception throughout his career.
As part of a Black History Month project at school, Luke completed a research project about Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. He learned about Mahomes’ charity, 15 And The Mahomies, and told his teacher about it.
“He said, ‘When I grow up, I think I would like to do a charity,’” Sophia Limjoco, Luke’s teacher, said. “And I said, ‘You don’t have to be an adult. You can do that right now.’”
Luke got right to work and recorded a commercial with the rest of his classmates. In it, they talked about the work done by 15 And The Mahomies and asked students and teachers to collect pennies for a donation.
The pennies came pouring in, Luke’s class got busy counting them, and his mom watched him learn another important lesson.
“It definitely has shown him that one person can make a difference,” Lindsey Possehl said. “You don’t need to be, he says it in the commercial, you don’t need to be famous and make a lot of money to do and make a difference.”
In the end, between pennies and some donations from grownups, Luke ended up with a $500 check to send to 15 And The Mahomies. Executive Director Marques Fitch said every one of those pennies is greatly appreciated.
Kansas City Chiefs: Priest Holmes, 2002
From Travis Kelce and Tony Gonzalez to Jamaal Charles’ yards-per-carry madness, the Chiefs have some choices. Nothing came together quite like it did when Holmes was humming in the early 2000s. Running behind an O-line that rivaled Emmitt Smith’s best Cowboys quintets, Holmes delivered one of the best mid-career breakouts in modern NFL history. After leading the NFL in rushing in his first Chiefs season, Holmes paced the league with 2,287 scrimmage yards and 24 TDs. He did this despite missing the Chiefs’ final two games, giving this a slight nod over Holmes’ then-record 27-touchdown 2003 season.
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In the letter, the committee outlined through the testimony of former employees and access to emails and documents a pattern of alleged financial impropriety by owner Dan Snyder and team executives. At one point in 2016, the committee said the team may have retained up to $5 million from 2,000 season-ticket holders while also potentially concealing sharable revenue from the league.
One former employee testified before Congress saying the team had two separate financial books — one with underreported ticket revenue that went to the NFL — and the full, complete picture. According to testimony, Snyder was aware of the numbers shared with the league while also being privy to the actual data.
The 32-year-old free-agent quarterback, in the “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” podcast released Monday, complained about women who “can’t cook’’ and “don’t know when to be quiet.’’
“Now a woman, for me, is handling your own but knowing how to cater to a man’s needs. Right?’’ Newton said on the podcast. “And I think a lot of times when you get that aesthetic of like, ‘I’m a boss b----, I’m this, I’m that.’
“No, baby! But you can’t cook. You don’t know when to be quiet. You don’t know how to allow a man to lead.”
In 2017, as the starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, Newton responded about how “funny’’ it was hearing a female reporter ask a question about a receiver running routes.
“It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes,” he said in response to a question from then-Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue. “It’s funny.”
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The Chiefs are in the midst of an overhaul to their wide receiver corps. Tyreek Hill, Demarcus Robinson, and Byron Pringle will all play elsewhere in 2022, while JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling are now in the fold — and we shouldn’t expect the additions to stop.
With the draft capital Kansas City possesses, you can bet they are looking into the wide receiver position in the draft as early as they end up selecting on Day 1. One receiver projected to be drafted in that range is Jahan Dotson from Penn State.
Here’s more on a potential draft target for the Chiefs:
Dotson committed to Penn State as a four-star recruit from Pennsylvania, leading to a four-year college career that totaled 183 receptions, 2,757 yards and 27 total touchdowns. He was the eighth-most targeted player in the FBS last season.
At the NFL Combine, he measured in at 5 feet 11 and 178 pounds, with a 22nd-percentile wingspan and a 59th-percentile hand size for wide receivers. He recorded a 4.43-second 40-yard dash time, then added a 36-inch vertical leap and 10’1” broad jump — which were 57th and 52nd in positional percentile, respectively.
A tweet to make you think
The Chiefs have six picks in the first three rounds of this year's draft - the most of any team in the NFL (No. 29, 30, 50, 62, 94 and 103).— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) April 12, 2022
KC hasn't picked 6+ players in the top 105 since 2008, and before that, 1981. Huge opportunity coming up in a few weeks!