KANSAS CITY- The fans at Arrowhead Stadium should get ready to lose their voices this season. The Kansas City Chiefs assembled an offense that is flat-out brilliant. It is always fun and exciting to see how offenses composed of young players pans out. There is a very good chance that the Chiefs will be a top ten unit in terms of scoring offense. Patrick Mahomes is going to lead the team to the playoffs.
Mahomes only started one game last season. The Chiefs didn’t rush him into action and he learned from Alex Smith. Now that Smith is on the Washington Redskins, it is time for Mahomes to take over the show. He started the final game of the 2017 season against the Denver Broncos. Mahomes was relatively successful for his first game as he completed 22 passes for 284 yards. He didn’t throw any touchdowns but he only threw one interception which is something positive to take into 2018.
Mahomes has two very good receivers to throw to. Tyreek Hill is one of the fastest receivers in the NFL and is a big time deep threat. Hill caught 75 passes for 1,183 yards and seven touchdowns. He averaged 15.8 yards per reception. The Chiefs signed Sammy Watkins to bolster the offense a bit more. Watkins hasn’t eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark yet but with some experience under his belt he could be poised for a breakout year. Watkins was one of the best receivers in terms of yards per reception with 15.2. He caught 39 passes for 593 yards and eight touchdowns. It’s important to look at that average and think about what his numbers will look like if he catches more passes. Don’t forget the Chiefs are one of the best teams at running the football. Kareem Hunt led the NFL with 1,327 rushing yards. He also scored eight rushing touchdowns.