Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs
Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

5 reasons Kansas City Chiefs will repeat as Super Bowl champs

The Kansas City Chiefs look set to build a dynasty, starting with defending their Super Bowl title this upcoming season.

5. The weaker conference

Unlike the NFC, the Kansas City Chiefs won’t have to deal with a ton of tough teams to reach Super Bowl LV. No, instead Kansas City will likely roll to an AFC West title before earning home-field advantage or at minimum, the second seed. The Chiefs might have trouble with the Baltimore Ravens or Pittsburgh Steelers, but provided Kansas City is healthy, no other AFC team has a real chance in January.

4. An underrated defense

Everybody talks about the offense and for good reason, but don’t overlook the group Steve Spagnuolo has molded. The Chiefs were the best defense in football over the final five regular-season games last year, allowing 10 points per game. Additionally, the playoffs saw Kansas City shut down Deshaun Watson, Derrick Henry and the potent San Francisco 49ers en route to its first title in 50 years. The trio of Frank Clark, Tyrann Mathieu and Chris Jones is no joke.

 

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3. The best weapons in football

Nobody can match the firepower the Chiefs bring to the field. While Patrick Mahomes is phenomenal (more on him below) Kansas City has weapons galore around him. In the offseason, Chiefs general manager Brett Veach used his first-round pick on LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

On the outside, Kansas City will throw to All-Pro receiver Tyreek Hill, Pro Bowler Mecole Hardman and veteran Sammy Watkins. At tight end, there’s Travis Kelce, who is potentially a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Oh, and both tackles are fantastic in Mitchell Schwartz and Eric Fisher.

2. Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid

Mahomes is not only the best player in the NFL, he might be the most dominant athlete in American sports at the moment. In his first year as a starter in 2018, Mahomes threw for 50 touchdowns and 5.097 yards, earning MVP honors. Last season, Mahomes missed (most of) three games, played a majority of the campaign with an injured ankle, and still threw for 4,000 yards on the way to a Super Bowl MVP.

 

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Then there’s Andy Reid, who at 62 years old is proving to be one of the all-time greats. Reid is sixth in NFL history on the coaching wins list and now has his ring. He’s the best offensive mind in the game, and has the players to make anything work.

1. Continuity

This can’t be undersold doing this season impacted so harshly by COVID-19. Kansas City didn’t lose a single player off the roster who played 60 percent of the snaps last season. The Chiefs also kept every coach on the staff, something which almost never happens for Super Bowl champions.

It stands to reason the Kansas City Chiefs will not only repeat, they’ll actually be better.

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