If you’re a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, you know this has been the best era of Chiefs football in a very long time, and maybe ever. Even the last two years after the super bowl win, the Chiefs have been so much fun to watch.
The super bowl was the most the Chiefs fan’s best memory as a fan. When you think of the last time Kansas City won a Super Bowl, it makes sense. However, there is something Chiefs fans may not realize that has happened since the super bowl win.
We, the fans, have been so caught up in all the success the team has brought the city, that we didn’t even notice.
More than 75% of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV roster is no longer with the team
Kansas City has had so many changes over the last few years, that when you look at it it’s kind of stunning.
Let’s start with after the Super Bowl win. Damien Williams, the hero of the Super Bowl win, was the first major piece to leave on the offensive side of the ball. Of course, that wasn’t his decision, he was cut from the team.
Last year the Chiefs revamped their whole offensive line. They added two rookies, in Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith. Then signed Joe Thuney and Kyle Long, and traded for Orlando Brown Jr. after Mitchell Swartz and Eric Fisher departed.
Of course, the latest of the Chiefs offensive weapons to leave would be Tyreek Hill. Hill wanted to be paid like the best receiver in the league and ended up getting his deal in Miami, via trade.
And then the following defensive players are the only ones still on the roster:
- Frank Clark
- Chris Jones
- Khalen Saunders
- Derrick Nnadi
- Rashad Fenton
- Juan Thornhill
When it comes to special teams, Harrison Butker and James Winchester are still with the team, but Dustin Colquitt was released after the season and is currently a free agent.
In all, only 15 of 63 players (practice squad included) -or over 75% of the roster- remain with the team.
So what does this mean? well, it shows how fast things can change.
However, it also shows that what changes will always be the same. The Chiefs have changed their team and are still the favorites to win it again.
That’s the ultimate sign of a well-run franchise.
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