Kansas City Chiefs: 5 offseason needs in 2020

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs have one of the most talented rosters in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean they won’t have significant holes to fill in the offseason. 

There aren’t many franchises in the NFL who wouldn’t be willing to trade rosters with the Chiefs. Andy Reid has a mountain of talent at his disposal. Even so, don’t expect Kansas City officials to sit back and do nothing this offseason. They know that standing still can be fatal for an NFL franchise.

The good news is that there aren’t a ton of gaping holes in this roster. When healthy, the offense is one of the most explosive units in football. Patrick Mahomes benefits from one of the best groups of skill players in the league. The offense isn’t perfect, but it’s not going to be a huge point of emphasis in the offseason.

The defense isn’t great, but it’s a much-improved unit from what Chiefs fans saw in 2019. Still, the front office should prioritize giving its defensive coaching staff more options in the offseason. As such, look for defense to dominate much of what Kansas City spends its resources on this offseason.

5. Backup quarterback

The Chiefs want Patrick Mahomes to be their franchise quarterback for the foreseeable future. As long as he stays healthy, that’s a great bet. Unfortunately, Mahomes does look to be a little injury prone at this point in his young career.

That’s why the Chiefs should shop for an upgrade at backup quarterback this offseason. Matt Moore can handle things in a pinch, but he doesn’t offer much upside. Spending a late-round draft pick on a signal caller for Reid to develop would be a wise use of resources for the Chiefs this offseason. It’s not a major need for Kansas City, but this team is talented enough to pay attention to such minor issues.

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