New KC Chiefs general manager Brett Veach initially put quarterback Patrick Mahomes on Andy Reid’s and John Dorsey’s draft radar. A solid scouting eye, along with organization and communication, were the traits team chairman Clark Hunt emphasized during his two-week search after firing Dorsey.
Here are five reasons to watch the second preseason game of the Kansas City Chiefs, who visit the Cincinnati Bengals at 6 p.m. Saturday (TV: KCTV, Channel 5). Look for the Chiefs to emphasize the running game and look for a takeaway or two from the team that led the NFL in that department last year.
Let’s walk step by step through a play you probably forgot about from Kansas City Chiefs rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ first preseason game last week. It was an incomplete pass, but showed smarts and instincts.
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will make his broadcasting booth debut on August 25 when the Kansas City Chiefs visit the Seattle Seahawks in the third week of the preseason. Romo also will work his first Cowboys home game on Nov. 5, when the Chiefs visit Dallas.
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith and free agent Colin Kaepernick were teammates for two years with the San Francisco 49ers. Smith is a bit of a newshound, enough that some close to him have suggested politics after football. He was asked about Kaepernick’s unemployment and said it’s “crazy that at this point he’s out of a job.”
The Star's (from left) Blair Kerkhoff, Sam Mellinger, Terez Paylor and Vahe Gregorian spoke Wednesday, August 16 after the final Kansas City Chiefs training camp practice in St. Joseph, where the solar eclipse will hit next week. They donned their eclipse glasses and talked about the surprises of training camp and made season predictions.
Kansas City Chiefs rookie pass-rusher Tanoh Kpassagnon has plenty of room for growth in his game, but the talented second-round pick continues to flash rare athletic ability that is causing the coaching staff to explore possible ways to get him involved this season.
In 2016, the Kansas City Chiefs ranked ninth in the league in attendance (73,328 per game), despite being one of the NFL’s smallest markets. But attendance has still declined slightly each year since 2013, and team chairman Clark Hunt continues to make upgrades in an effort to lure fans back.
Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez-Roches, whose nickname is “Nacho” gained weight on a healthy diet of food and looks to become a more effective player. The first test was a positive one for Nunez-Roches.
In his weekly Mellinger Minutes, Kansas City Star sports columnist Sam Mellinger answers reader questions about the Royals’ playoff chances, the Chiefs’ wide receivers, Justin Houston’s knee, Whit Merrifield, Alex Gordon and more.
After an impressive performance in the Kansas City Chiefs’ exhibition opener, rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes took the majority of the second-team reps in Sunday’s practice ahead of Tyler Bray, who worked with the third team.