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Season Predictions: Slight chance the Chiefs will make it to AFC Championship Game

Well, football season is rapidly coming upon us. It’s funny how it seems to creep up on us when the Kansas City Royals are competing towards the goal of making the post-season. With that being said, we all know what time it is – BLT time. Yes, my annual football branches, limbs and twigs predictions for the KC Chiefs.

I didn’t do too bad last year, but 2017 may be a bit more difficult to break down the season for our Chiefs – but here it goes:

BRANCHES: Solid predictions that I feel have a better than 75 percent chance.

1. No Chiefs running back will amass more than 1,000 yards in 2017. Spencer Ware accumulated 921 yards last year, but he will out for the season after a knee injury in the third exhibition game. Rookie Kareem Hunt will start in Ware’s absence. Charcandrick West will get his share of carries. Coach Andy Reid may go with the hot hand during the season or parcel out the carries to several backs, but the loss of Ware hurts. Look for KC to run for more than 1,500 yards this year without a 1,000-yard rusher unless Hunt emerges as a real threat.

Are the Chiefs looking for a new identity and changes made matter in the 2017 season?

Brett Veach Chiefs

With all the changes and questions heading into the season, are the Chiefs looking for a new identity or brand and will it matter this year?

It’s pretty common for any sports organization to look for another path or brand that ultimately leads to success.The 2017 New York Yankees are winning with home-grown players, where in years past, a George Steinbrenner owned team bought their championships.

Some teams move from one city to another and others simply change uniforms or logos. Teams look to acquiring players to replace the ones they can’t afford or who just didn’t get the job done. Any way you look at it, change is inevitable in pro sports, but does it equate to future success or a repeat of the past?

This leads me to where the Kansas City Chiefs are heading entering the NFL season.

Is selection of Patrick Mahomes a big gamble or great fit for KC Chiefs?

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Taking quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the first round of the NFL draft was a risky proposition for the KC Chiefs.

For every Aaron Rodgers (taken by Green Bay with the 24th overall pick of the 2005 draft), there are more busts like Akili Smith (third in 1999), JaMarcus Russell (first in 2007) and Ryan Leaf (second in 1998). Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert (10th in 2011) failed to live up to such a high pick.

While many more first-round QBs are simply competent and serviceable – like Alex Smith (picked first overall in 2005) – they are nowhere near the lofty expectations of a “franchise” signal caller.

Yet that is the tag being applied to Patrick Mahomes, for whom the Chiefs traded up 17 spots.

Will Chiefs selection of Patrick Mahomes and other bold draft moves lead to big dividends in the future?

Patrick Mahomes draft pick

They finally did it! The Kansas City Chiefs traded up in the first round of the NFL Draft, which had Chiefs Kingdom all abuzz. Then, they took quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the first round. The trade was the first of four the Chiefs made to improve selections in the draft. The world as we know it changed.