5 moves to turn the Washington Commanders into Super Bowl contenders by Michael Johnson
The Kansas City Chiefs took control in the second half of Super Bowl LVII and came away with a 38-35 victory. What’s next for Andy Reid’s club?
It’s been a strong run for a franchise that holds the longest active playoff streak (8 years from 2015 to 2022) and won seven consecutive AFC West titles starting in 2016.
The Kansas City Chiefs have hosted five consecutive Conference Championship games, reached the Super Bowl three of the last four years, and captured the Lombardi Trophy in 2019 (VLIV) and ’22 (LVII).
Andy Reid has spent 10 seasons with this franchise, made the playoffs nine times and has yet to experience a losing season. Thanks to general manager Brett Veach, the club is filled with many young and talented players.
What is the future of the Kansas City Chiefs?
Via ESPN Adam SchefterEric Bieniemy will be the Washington Commanders assistant head coach/offensive coordinator. That leaves an opening for Reid’s staff and NFL reporter Albert Breer speculates that former Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy could end up returning to Kansas City. There could also be another shuffle of the Chiefs’ offensive coaching staff.
Biggest off-season concern?
More than a handful of players who started Super Bowl LVII against the Eagles could test free agency. That includes tackles Orlando Brown Jr. and Andrew Wylie, as well as wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster. On the other side of the ball, defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi and lanky safety Juan Thornhill are among 16 unrestricted free agent prospects (via Spotrac) for the Super Bowl LVII champs.
No team has repeated as Super Bowl champions since the New England Patriots in 2003 (XXXVIII) and ’04 (XXXIX). It may be a little too early to talk about “dynasty,” but a year from now it could be a talking point about whether the Chiefs can win back-to-back titles and three Lombardi Trophies in five years. Admittedly, this is quite the IF.