NFL Analyst Feels Kansas City Chiefs Need to Rely On This Factor More Than Patrick Mahomes for Super Bowl Success

Published 07/13/2021, 11:20 AM EDT


The Kansas City Chiefs have themselves a franchise quarterback in Patrick Mahomes. The side recently made back-to-back appearances in the Super Bowls. But now they have set their sights on making it a three-peat.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Only three teams have been able to achieve that feat in the past, the last of whom were the New England Patriots (2016-18). But if any current NFL roster is capable enough to pull it off, it’s surely the Chiefs.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

In their winning window with a star-studded roster, the Chiefs are going to be genuine Super Bowl contenders for at least the next two seasons. But what after that?

How might the Kansas City Chiefs be able to sustain their level of success in the years to come? The answer might not be the one you expect.

Kansas City Chiefs need to own the NFL Draft

Appearing on NFL Live, NFL analyst Mina Kimes was asked about the Chiefs’ winning window and what the key metrics will be to their success going forward.

DIVE DEEPER

Are Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady Friends? A Look at Their Complex Relationship

22 days ago

“I think that the Chiefs’ window stays open as long as Patrick Mahomes keeps playing like he does and I will not pick against them. That said, it does get harder.

And the reason why it’s so hard for teams to consistently repeat even when they do have star quarterbacks from year to year is health and money. It’s a hard cap league,” she said.

Jan 24, 2021; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) yells before the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Further elaborating on how the Chiefs can maintain their success, the analyst highlighted the importance of the annual NFL Draft.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“When we look to Kansas City, and we ask, what is it going to take to keep them coming back and back? I do think the draft is important. They need to hit on some of those picks… You reach a certain point where if you have a star studded top-heavy roster, you need cheaper players to play well to.”

DIVE DEEPER

Peyton Manning Gives Major Update on Denver Broncos Trade for Aaron Rodgers

22 days ago

The Chiefs indeed have a top-heavy roster. Going by his new contract, Patrick Mahomes alone will entail a cap hit of $35,793,381 in 2022. And from there on, each season the number on keeps going up.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Having a franchise QB comes with its own fair share of problems. Something that the Chiefs are set to figure our real soon.

Trending Stories

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Shivayan Roy

935 articles

Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT