LA Chargers 2020 opponent preview: Kansas City Chiefs

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Kansas City Chiefs’ key additions and subtractions:


The good thing is that the Kansas City Chiefs did not really make any huge additions by way of free agency this offseason and that was expected; the team has to save money for Patrick Mahomes’ impending super contract.

The team added some depth on the offensive side of the ball in right tackle Mike Remmers, running back DeAndre Washington and tight end Ricky Seals-Jones.

The team did get better in the draft, though. First-round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire gives the team yet another weapon at running back and I really liked the linebacker they took in the second round, Willie Gay Jr.


There are subtractions and some are big but they are not necessarily massive. Kendall Fuller is probably the biggest subtraction and is does give the Chiefs one less talented player in the secondary.

However, Fuller did not even have that big of a role on defense anyway and it was always just potential with him.

Emmanuel Ogbah signed with the Miami Dolphins and gives the team one less pass-rusher.

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Most notably is a loss that may not have happened yet but will likely happen in Chris Jones. The defensive lineman was franchise tagged for the 2020 season and has come out and said he might not play in 2020 if he does not get the extension that he is asking for.

That would be a huge loss for the Chiefs, who are stuck in a pickle and need to maintain as much cap space as possible for Mahomes and whichever weapons they need to bring in around him.