KANSAS CITY – The Chiefs are still projected to be a powerhouse in the AFC, and that should not change for a while. Yes, the competition is getting better, but that means more competitive games, and more ways to get better.

For the Chiefs, they have not been known for defense in a very long time. Nor have they been known to be a complete team. Fan of the team or not, Kansas City is known by everyone for scoring points. They score in bunches, and they score in crazy ways.

‘Jet Chip Wasp,’ for reference. And if you don’t know what that is, just YouTube it, and you will find out.

Now, the Chiefs are getting some recognition for the names they have on paper, and on the defensive side of the ball. Most notably, NFL.com’s Marc Ross ranked the Chiefs in the top-4 of his list.

Chiefs are the fourth-most complete team according to NFL.com

It must feel good for Chiefs fans to see that their defense may get some recognition this year. For one, they have been lackluster at times over the last four years.

Now, with some new additions, the Chiefs are deemed a ‘complete’ team. According to Marc Ross, they are the fourth-most complete team.

“The Chiefs have made four consecutive AFC title games. That’s a testament to the franchise’s roster-building and the play of quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Now they head into the 2022 season without explosive wideout Tyreek Hill, whom they traded to Miami in March. K.C. still has an elite pass-catcher in Travis Kelce, and the attention he attracts should open up the field for newcomers JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and rookie Skyy Moore. Adding Ronald Jones II to the backfield should help raise Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s level, and the offensive line returns pretty well intact after a massive overhaul the last offseason. 

The defense isn’t going to steal the spotlight from Andy Reid’s offense but it’s solid at all three levels. Frank Clark and Chris Jones anchored a front that ranked 29th in sacks a season ago, but it should get a major boost from first-round draft pick George Karlaftis. The Chiefs have a young, fast linebacker corps with Nick Bolton and Willie Gay leading the charge, and while the club let do-it-all safety Tyrann Mathieu walk in free agency, the Chiefs signed safety Justin Reid and selected rookie Trent McDuffie — one of the best value picks in the draft — to assist rising cornerback L’Jarius Sneed and the rest of the CB group.” – NFL.com’s Marc Ross

It is great that the Chiefs are getting some national media attention on that side of the ball. However, they need to be able to back it up. It remains to be seen if that happens in 2022, but at the same time, they have all the pieces to do so.

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