The Kansas Chiefs’ offseason additions
While the Chiefs did not do anything major in the offseason in terms of free agency, they were able to bring back some of their own players. They extended Mahomes, re-signed wide receiver Demarcus Robinson and used their franchise tag on defensive tackle Chris Jones, who they eventually went on to extend.
They also brought back cornerback Bashaud Breeland who is currently serving a four-game suspension and will not be playing in this meeting.
Mike Remmers and Ricky Seals-Jones were some of the very few players that the Chiefs brought in via free agency, but neither of them played in Week 1. Perhaps the biggest name that the Chiefs signed in free agency is offensive lineman, Kelechi Osemele to help out their offensive line after linemen Lucas Niang and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif opted out of the 2020 season.
The Chiefs hit a home run in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. They took running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire out of LSU. Edwards-Helaire put on a show in the Chiefs’ victory over the Texans racking up 138 rushing yards and one touchdown on 25 carries.
While he didn’t get a reception in Week 1, Edwards-Helaire brings a ton of versatility to the Chiefs offense and that could show in this upcoming matchup as the Chargers defense could force Mahomes to dump it off more to his running back.
The Chiefs went on to draft linebacker Willie Gay from Mississippi State, offensive tackle Lucas Niang, defensive backs L’Jarius Sneed and BoPete Keyes and defensive end Michael Danna. Overall it was a solid draft for them which earned them a “B+” draft grade from Bleacher Report.