2. Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce
Really, you could add Tyreek Hill to this conversation without argument from me. Hill spent six seasons with Travis Kelce, while Mahomes and Kelce have shared starring roles for five years.
But that second Super Bowl must count for something extra.
Mahomes has already earned two league MVP honors and made an AP All-Pro team in three of those campaigns. Over his 80 career starts, the Chiefs are a ridiculous 64-16 in the regular season and have at least advanced to AFC Championship in all five playoff runs.
As if that’s not enough, Kelce has five straight years with no less than 92 receptions or 1,125 yards. He earned All-Pro recognition in each season, including a trio of first-team honors.
Kansas City’s dynasty is largely a credit to Mahomes and Kelce.
19. Los Angeles Rams: Chris Jones, DL
The Rams replacing Aaron Donald with Chris Jones shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. There were even some people who floated this as a real possibility when Anders was considering retirement. If you can’t get a quarterback, get a player who is best at getting after the quarterback.
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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: WRITE ON WILL GHOLSTON
Gholston is a seasoned veteran who has played at least 400 snaps in nine consecutive seasons. He can bring experience to a new regime while providing a consistent presence in the base staff in early downs. In 2022, Gholston had 22 defensive stops and missed just 3.9% of tackle opportunities.
We discussed extending Chris Jones here, and while Kansas City works through that monster deal, they should bolster the interior unit with him.
He doesn’t play the game’s glory position QB, but the Chiefs pass catcher is perhaps the most perfectly distilled version of a superstar in the league today. A monster producer, durable and consistent, who raises his game when it matters most and possesses charisma for miles (he was justifiably excellent as a guest host on Saturday Night Live!). Kelce has it all. The only problem? He is all alone in the close game. Feels like the perfect time for the long-running season 2 of Capture Kelce.
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6. Max Crosby (Las Vegas Raiders)
Speaking of underrated pass rushers, Crosby never seems to get his due as one of the best to get to the quarterback. Crosby put up another huge season as a pass rusher, tallying a career-high 12.5 sacks with 81 pressures (third in the NFL). Pressures dropped from 18.1% in 2021 to 13.2%, yet Crosby was second in the league in quarterback hits (36) and first in tackles for loss (22).
Crosby has the most pressures in the NFL over the past two seasons (182) along with the most hurries (116). He is also second in quarterback hits (66) and second in tackles for loss (35).
A Pro Bowler for the second year in a row, Crosby is one of the best pass rushers in the NFL. He will be in the elite category if the number of sacks increases, which has been in that direction during his career.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the wide receiver and the AFC East team agreed to a three-year contract worth up to $33 million that includes $14 million in guarantees and per-game bonuses. game.
Parker spent the 2022 season with New England after playing the first seven years of his career at the Miami Dolphins.
The 2023 campaign was to be the last on the Louisville product’s previous contract. He was set to make $5.7 million in base salary and have a cap hit of $6.2 million, so this gives him a raise and some added security in the coming years.
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Travis Kelce values playing for the Chiefs more than doing what he is
In the latest issue of Vanity Faircontributing editor Tom Kludt published an article of 5000 words around Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce, covering everything from his latest performance onward NBC-TV “Saturday Night Live” (“He killed it,” Kludt quotes SNL producer Lorne Michaels who says) about what he wants to do when his football career finally ends. (“I don’t know if what I want to do has really been done yet,” Kelce tells him).
Kelce spoke about his suspension from the University of Cincinnati football team. Reminded by Kludt that his then-Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones thinks of him as “one of his sons,” Kelce was reduced to tears.
“He caught me at a moment in my life when I was down in the dumps. I didn’t really think much of myself,” he says. He had a turbulent career in Cincinnati, arriving as a quarterback, leaving as a tight end and endured a year-long suspension for smoking pot in between. “When I was hit by what I was going through,” he said of this defining moment, “I found out how many people were in my corner.”
After an undefeated regular season in 2009, Cincinnati was invited to play in the Sugar bowl, and Kelce hit Bourbon Street hard. “I was down in New Orleans listening to Lil Wayne and I wanted to smoke what he smoked,” he recalls. But on New Year’s Eve, the night before the game and after days of seclusion, he and his teammates were called in for a drug test by the NCAA. “I’m just sitting there, dead in the water,” he recalled. Under NCAA rules at the time, Kelce received a one-year suspension. “I just wanted to get out of there,” he says. “I was so embarrassed I didn’t want to look at anyone.”
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