Go all-in on the Chiefs: Check out our special preview stories, Sports Pass + podcast

The Kansas City Chiefs are about to embark on what could be their greatest season in half a century, and The Star has all the best storylines covered in this year’s preview — “Football 2019: Trophy Hunters.”

From the union between the maestro (Andy Reid) and his equally artistic muse (MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes), to a slew of stories and video detailing QB1’s rise to the elite in the NFL, to how the defense hopes to build around a new star safety in Tyrann “Honey Badger” Mathieu, the long-reads produced by our team of reporters and columnists will have you ready for kickoff in Jacksonville and everything else to come.

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Here’s the “Trophy Hunters” lineup of Chiefs preview feature stories — print copies of this special extra edition, including souvenir posters of Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce, will be available around the Metro early Sunday morning:

Beyond the arm: Personal traits that make Patrick Mahomes special on and off field

Good sleep and personal trainer have helped make a ‘Greek god’ of Patrick Mahomes

Behind the scenes with Chiefs’ Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes’ special relationship

The inside story of a legendary agent’s successful recruitment of Patrick Mahomes

Why we should remember the Chiefs’ AFC Championship loss to Brady’s Patriots

The Mahomes Effect: How (and why) kids in KC are emulating the Chiefs QB

Why the Chiefs — and Kansas City — needed a Badger: Safety key to defensive turnaround

They’re the Chiefs heroes you need: Check out The Star’s new comic-book video series

They’re the Chiefs heroes you need: Check out The Star’s new comic-book series

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