The point is, Kansas City is an absolutely perfect candidate to regress this year.
But why not go even further? The AFC West is volatile and could hand them a host of losses this year. The Buffalo Bills even get a crack at them in Arrowhead Stadium on November 26th. Why not hope they go full 2008 Lions and rack up an 0-16 record?
Okay, that’s extremely unlikely, but a man can dream. The Chiefs are still aiming for the Super Bowl this year, but if they rack up the losses early, they might decide that it’s time to begin the post-Alex Smith era and start Mahomes. That would probably mean the white flag is thrown on the season.
The worse Kansas City does, the higher the draft pick the Bills get. That’s on top of the first-round selection Sean McDermott’s team gets next year. Two premium picks like that can be traded down Belichick-style for even more. That’s how you build a roster.
Back in 2016 when the Titans and Rams swapped draft picks, Tennessee got Los Angeles’ first-round choice in 2017. Essentially, the Titans were banking on LA sucking in 2016, which is exactly what happened. So despite their 9-7 record, Tennessee still got a top five draft pick, and used it to select wide receiver Corey Davis.
I know Sean McDermott will never say it publicly about his mentor, but he needs to have faith that Andy Reid will have a horrible, no-good, Super-Bowl-window-closing year.
Yes, this means rooting for the New England Patriots week one when the Chiefs come to Gillette Stadium. But sometimes, fans have to swallow their pride. I’m fully on the Kansas City tank-wagon, are you?
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