A collection of what others have been saying about Kansas City’s offseason so far
The Kansas City Chiefs have been active to kick off the new league year, acquiring a handful of new players since the NFL opened for business on March 14.
Here’s a recap of the last few days along with commentary and statistics from those around the league.
Kansas City traded for cornerback
Fuller ranked as one of the top cornerbacks in the league last season – both in the slot and overall – based on a variety of metrics.
Kendall Fuller allowed the lowest passer rating out of the slot in the NFL! pic.twitter.com/nkqDvKLsvW
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) February 8, 2018
CB Kendall Fuller allowed 0.74 yards/coverage snap, the 3rd-lowest mark among slot corners in 2017!
(min. 150 snaps in slot coverage)
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) January 31, 2018
Bleacher Report’s NFL1000 Scouts agreed with PFF, ranking Fuller as the t Toronto Blue Jays Canada Jersey op slot corner in football last season. Here’s what NFL1000 Lead Scout Doug Farrar had to say about the second-year defensive back:
Perhaps the most impressive thing about Fuller’s game in his second season is how many techniques he’s mastered. When asked to play more aggressively, he gets his hand on the receiver to use him as a landmark and smoothly follows the receiver through the route. In zone coverage, he has the Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 57 Jaime Garcia Toronto Blue Jays Scarlet Canada Day Jersey Red smooth backpedal and quick hip turn to stick and stay with receivers, as well as the recovery speed to race in and grab the football. He has the potential to be the best slot cornerback in the NFL, and one could argue that he was just that in 2017.
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— Kendall Fuller (@KeFu11er) March 14, 2018
The Chiefs signed
KANSAS CITY LETS GET IT pic.twitter.com/paUQMIisiI
— King me (@sammywatkins) March 15, 2018
Watkins joins running back
Here’s this from NFL.com:
Speaking of the Chiefs, second-year GM Brett Veach made good on his NFL Scouting Combine promise to recruit help for new starting quarterback
WR Sammy Watkins messaged me calling #Chiefs head coach Andy Reid the “G.O.A.T” and added that he’s “very excited. It’s going to be my best years to come in his offense.” #NewBeginnings #NFLFreeAgency2018
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 14, 2018
The early winners from free agency!https://t.co/iswkLk7DOF pic.twitter.com/v9PEcilWfn
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) March 16, 2018
Sammy Watkins and Tyreek Hill running routes for Pat Mahomes. I like it.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) March 13, 2018
On one side: @cheetah
On the other side: The @Chiefs’ new addition. ⬇️ @sammywatkins’ BEST plays of 2017! pic.twitter.com/2H3GyBKT50
— NFL (@NFL) March 14, 2018
Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes’ toys: Sammy Watkins, Tyreek Hill, Kareem Hunt, Travis Kelce.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
The top free agent receiver is off the market: The #Chiefs are planning to sign WR Sammy Watkins to a 3-year deal, sources say. KC’s offense lands a huge weapon.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018
Projected skill position starters for the Chiefs in 2018:
QB: Patrick Mahomes
RB: Kareem Hunt
TE: Travis Kelce
WR: Sammy Watkins, Tyreek Hill
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 13, 2018
On the other side of the ball, Kansas City inked linebacker
Hitchens had his best season as a professional in 2017, establishing himself as one of the top all-around linebackers on the open market.
Highest run stop percentage among free agent LBs? Anthony Hitchens. pic.twitter.com/IT Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 1 Aledmys Diaz Toronto Blue Jays Scarlet Canada Day Jersey Red uEEaLwNt
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) February 16, 2018
Anthony Hitchens says he was interested in the Chiefs immediately. “Me and my wife, we love the Midwest.”
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) March 15, 2018
Congrats to my big bro Hitch ! Man I learned so much from you this past year. Well deserved bro. Big Pay Day !!! Danny Barnes Jersey Love you man @AnthonyHitchens pic.twitter.com/AEyWu9FVHO
— Jaylon Smith (@thejaylonsmith) March 13, 2018
In another move, the Chiefs signed cornerback
To roundup the rest of the week, the Kansas City re-signed punter