One thing we learned about every team in the 2023 NFL offseason: Jets and Lions are all as Cardinals, Rams are reset | CBS Sports
Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes is receiver-proof. They never fussed about letting JuJu Smith-Schuster walk in free agency, just like they never blinked during the All-Pro Tyreek Hill trade the year before. Yes, Travis Kelce is basically a WR playing TE, but the fact that they preferred to spend the money upfront, swapping Donovan Smith and Jawaan Taylor for Orlando Brown Jr. at tackle, shows they’re doing (rightly so) trust their QB to elevate everyone.
NFL Power Rankings 2023: poll of 32 teams after the NFL draft | ESPN
1. Kansas City Chiefs
Post-FA ranking: 1
Most Improved: Edge
The Chiefs replaced veterans at or near the end of their respective careers (Frank Clark and Carlos Dunlap) with two much younger players (free agent Charles Omenihu and first-round pick Felix Anudike-Uzomah) who great potential.
Omenihu and Anudike-Uzomah join a group that already included former first-round pick George Karlaftis and Mike Danna to give the Chiefs depth in those positions. —Adam Teicher
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Buffalo Bills: at the Chiefs, week 14
The Bills did a great job the last two years of the regular season playing well enough against the Chiefs to win. But there are two reasons why it’s the Bills’ perpetual and ultimate barometer. First, the Chiefs are the defending champions, and second, the Bills have yet to pass the Chiefs in a single postseason since coach Sean McDermott arrived in 2017. And in two of those postseasons , the Chiefs eliminated the Bills. With more offensive firepower in 2023, the Bills are hoping for three straight regular-season wins at Kansas City. — Joe Buscaglia
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Keondre Coburn, DT
Anudike-Uzomah may not be the only rookie to have a positive impact on the Chiefs’ defensive line in the upcoming season. There’s also Keondre Coburn, a former Texas DT whose five years of college experience could provide a smooth transition to the NFL.
The 22-year-old wasn’t drafted until the sixth round, when Kansas City used the No. 194 pick against him. That could end up being a steal, as he has great athleticism to go along with his 6-foot-2, 332-pound frame.
“Ever since I was a kid, I knew I could move with my height,” Coburn said, according to Chiefs Wire’s John Dillon.
It’s possible the former Longhorn could get some early opportunities in Kansas City games as he should be able to rotate next to Chris Jones.
Although Derrick Nnadi is likely to start inside the defensive line, Coburn has the potential to earn more playing time if he gets off to a good start.
2024 NFL Mock Draft: COs pick Drake Maye at No. 4; Marvin Harrison Jr. among Ohio State’s 2 WRs in the top 10 – | CBS Sports
Round 1 – Pick 32
Tyleik Williams DT
OHIO STATE • SOPH • 6’3″ / 318 LBS
The Chiefs continue to spend first-round picks in the trenches on defense. This time it’s inside.
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Kansas City Chiefs: Charles Omenihu, DE
Losses to veteran pass rushers Frank Clark and Carlos Dunlap could hurt the Chiefs’ defense, but they hope the more athletic Omenihu can help fans forget the losses. The 25-year-old is expected to see more shots with his new team after recording 4.5 sacks with the 49ers last season.
Around the NFL
Ex-Falcons, Colts QB Matt Ryan Joins CBS Sports as Analyst | ESPN
Ryan, released by the Colts in March after a season in Indianapolis, has joined CBS Sports as an NFL analyst, the network announced Monday. Ryan, who turns 38 on Wednesday, will work as both a studio and game analyst across all CBS Sports platforms.
But Ryan, in a Twitter post announcing his new role, stopped short of saying he was done playing. He punctuated his post with a disclaimer: ‘PS – this is not a retirement post’.
Free agent DT Ndamukong Suh unlikely to sign with next team before training camp | NFL.com
Suh gave no indication of who he will play next, but said he was certainly in no rush to make a decision – or return to the training ground.
“I have no desire to be in training camp,” Suh said on Monday. Full NFL Access, where he will appear as a guest analyst until Thursday. “I’ll come in and watch and watch and give advice, but when Week 1 comes around I’ll be ready.”
Peacock will exclusively broadcast the NFL playoff game | ESPN
The league and NBCUniversal announced Monday that Saturday Night’s wild-card weekend game will take place on Peacock.
The exclusive Peacock game on January 13 will start at 8:15 or 8:30 p.m. ET. The game will air on NBC stations in both teams’ markets. It will also be available on mobile devices through the NFL+ package. It will be preceded by a late afternoon playoff game on NBC and Peacock that kicks off at 4:30 p.m. ET.
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Chiefs Schedule Release 2023: Another example of how today’s team is driving NFL ratings
In his weekly “MMQB” Monday morning column, Sports Illustrated writer Albert Breer shed some light on the situation.
Although these networks no longer own these games – creating a situation where streaming partners were competing for big name games, rather than pushing them away from each other – there are still minimums in place, so there are a base of AFC games on CBS and NFC games on FOX.
Even so, Breer seems to suggest that under the TV deals currently in place with the two networks, it’s not so much about which conference each network carries, but which teams are on their respective schedules.
The NFL has been coy about minimums. But I can tell you that the minimums are set per team – CBS is guaranteed a certain number of games with each AFC team, and FOX is guaranteed a certain number of games with each NFC team. And if you want to read the tea leaves here, the Chiefs and Cowboys would be on their own level when it comes to network desirability, [since] Kansas City has eight games on CBS and Dallas has eight games on FOX.
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