Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Score, Injury Report
The Kansas City Chiefs originated a few miles to the South in the state of Texas, where they joined the AFC in 1960 as the Dallas Texans. The franchise played in the AFL for 3 seasons before relocating to Missouri for the 1962 AFL season, renaming themselves. The unit won the AFL Championship in their last season at Dallas.
They repeated the feat twice (1966, 1969) in the AFL era at Kansas. On the 2nd occasion, they clinched the Super Bowl by beating the Minnesota Vikings. Currently, the Kansas City Chiefs are the defending Super Bowl Champions.
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They ply their trade in the AFC West alongside Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, and Las Vegas Raiders. Under Andy Reid, the Kansas City Chiefs are aiming to become the first team to defend a Super Bowl since the New England Patriots’ successful effort in 2005.
Despite moving, the Chiefs have retained their jersey colors and still play football in red and white.
Kansas City Chiefs Logo
The Kansas City Chiefs' first logo featured a cowboy with a gun in his right hand and a football in his left. The background was the state of Texas.
When the franchise moved North to Kansas City, the man was replaced by an individual in yellow headgear, and a tomahawk replaced the gun.
The logo remained till the 1972 season before the franchise shook things up. They introduced an arrowhead logo in keeping with their stadium, the Arrowhead Stadium. The logo had a black border and featured the letters ‘KC’ in red with a white background.
Lamar Hunt’s design which was sketched on a napkin has remained on the jersey for nearly half a century and is synonymous with the franchise.
Lamar Hunt found the Kansas City Chiefs and served as the owner until his demise in 2006. This is the man who first used the term “Super Bowl” for the AFC vs NFC season-ending clash. His wife Norma Hunt has attended every Super Bowl game and was present on the sidelines for both of the Kansas City Chiefs’ triumphs.
The team’s operations are handled by her son Clark Hunt, who oversaw the end of an unfortunate streak. In 2016, the Kansas City Chiefs blanked Houston Texans 30-0 to advance to the 2015 Divisional Playoffs. The win ended the team’s 22-year wait for a playoff win.
The 8-game losing streak from their triumph against Houston Oilers on January 16, 1994, right until their glorious win at the NRG Field on January 9, 2016.
While the team didn’t build on this and lost their next game, it showed that the Hunt family had the right vision for the future.
Furthermore, the 2020 season is all-engines go as they prepare to take on the streaking Cleveland Browns. The defending champions put up a 14-2 record and rounded out the regular season with a first-place finish in the AFC West.
Kansas City Chiefs Achievements
The Kansas City Chiefs have won 2 Super Bowl titles. The first came in the 4th NFL season with quarterback Len Dawson claiming the MVP trophy.
After 50 years and almost a generation later, the Chiefs made it to the Super Bowl. Here it appeared they would fall at the final hurdle. However, star quarterback Patrick Mahomes had other ideas and dominated the San Francisco 49ers to snatch the unlikeliest of victories from the jaws of defeat.
Besides this, the franchise has won 12 Divisional Titles and 4 Conference Championships and reached the Playoffs 22 times.
The Patrick Mahomes era
The Kansas City Chiefs are set to be a force to reckon with for many seasons. They are on their way to becoming a dynasty which in retrospect kicked off in 2017. This was when the franchise elected to make Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes their top draft pick at 10th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.
After a year on the sidelines, behind Alex Smith, Mahomes claimed the starter's role. He threw the combination of 5,000 passing yards and 50 touchdown passes en route to the NFL MVP in 2018.
They fell in the conference championship game to the eventual Super Bowl winners, the New England Patriots.
A year later, Mahomes lived up to lofty expectations. Though he couldn't secure back-to-back MVP awards, he showed the league that they should count the Chiefs out at their own risk.
The Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback orchestrated a series of comebacks in the post-season to help get the Vincent Lombardi Trophy back to Missouri after half a century.
He claimed the Super Bowl MVP for his efforts and was rewarded with a bumper contract. The Chiefs quarterback is set to lead 'The Legion of Zoom' for a considerable amount of time.
Kansas City Chiefs 2021 Sponsors
ADPRO Sports came in as the officially licensed merchandise partner of the Chiefs. The New York-based company agreed to source premium fan giveaways for the Chiefs' initiatives as well as co-branded items for corporate partners. Moreover, OROPO is the official heated apparel partner of the championship level-team.
What’s more, 360 Vodka and Tappit are also coming into 2021 with deals with the Chiefs, as the official Vodka partner and Mobile app, respectively. Tappit is a mobile payment solution that enhances the fan experiences on game day. Fans will earn additional Chiefs kingdom rewards points with each use of Chiefs pay.
Kansas City Chiefs 2021 Roster
The Kansas City Chiefs have a 53-player roster for the 2020 NFL season. This comprises 2 quarterbacks, 4 running backs, 6 wide receivers, 4 tight ends, 9 offensive linemen, 10 defensive linemen, 5 linebackers, 10 defensive backs, and 3 special team players.
|Quarterbacks||4 Chad Henne|
15 Patrick Mahomes
|Running Backs||25 Clyde Edwards-Helaire|
42 Anthony Sherman FB
34 Darwin Thompson
31 Darrel Williams
26. Le'Veon Bell
|Wide Receivers||17 Mecole Hardman|
10 Tyreek Hill
13 Byron Pringle
11 Demarcus Robinson
14 Sammy Watkins
|Tight Ends||48 Nick Keizer|
87 Travis Kelce
82 Deon Yelder
|Offensive Linemen||79 Yasir Durant T|
72 Eric Fisher T
75 Mike Remmers T
67 Daniel Kilgore C
62 Austin Reiter C
73 Nick Allegretti G
77 Andrew Wylie G
61. Stefan Wisniewski G
74. Martinas Rankin T
|Defensive Linemen||55. Frank Clark DE|
51. Mike Danna DE
53. Anthony Hitchens OLB
95. Chris Jones DT
92. Tanoh Kpassagnon DE
91. Derrick Nnadi DT
57. Alex Okafor DE
64. Mike Pennel DT
99. Khalen Saunders DT
90. Tim Ward DE
98. Tershawn Wharton DT
|Linebackers||50 Willie Gay MLB|
56 Ben Niemann MLB
47. Darius Harris MLB
54 Damien Wilson OLB
|Defensive Backs||21. Barshaud Breeland CB|
27. Rashad Fenton CB
20. Antonio Hamilton CB
29. Thakarius Keyes CB
32. Tyrann Mathieu SS
38. L'Jarius Sneed CB
49. Daniel Sorensen FS
22. Juan Thornhill FS
35. Charvarius Ward CB
23. Armani Watts SS
|Special Teams||7 Harrison Butker K|
5 Tommy Townsend P
41 James Winchester LS
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The spirit of community outreach is epitomized through the organization's various Chief Play 60 outreach activities, which generated an estimated 2.5 million minutes of activity. Play 60 is the NFL’s campaign designed to encourage young fans to be active for 60 minutes a day. The organization strives to spread its health and wellness messaging to children throughout the Midwest.
Moreover, the Youth Football outreach enabled metro-area youth to get a taste for playing adjacent to the very field their NFL heroes do. To date, the Chiefs have partnered with the NFL to donate nearly 2 million for metro area field refurbishments and construction. Their effort has benefitted 11 local fields.
Achievements and History
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|Owner||The Hunt Family|
|Head Coach||Andy Reid|
|Location||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Sponsors||Tappit, OPORO, ADPRO, 360 Vodka, Entercom, KSHB AND KMCI, Invisalign|
|Championships||League championships (3)|
AFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL-NFL merger
1962, 1966, 1969
Super Bowl championships
1968 (IV), 2019 (LVI)
Conference championships (1)
Division championships (13)
AFL Western: 1962, 1966
AFC West: 1971, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2003, 2010, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
|Official Website||Kansas City Chiefs- www.chiefs.com|