Kansas City Chiefs Depth Chart 2019 Chiefs Depth Chart

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Patrick Mahomes was a revelation for the Chiefs in 2018, leading the team to a 12-4 record and a birth in the AFC Championship Game where they lost in a thriller to the eventual champion Patriots.

Mahomes threw for 50 touchdowns and over 5000 yards, earning him league MVP honors, but Kansas City was more than just a one-man team. The offense as a whole topped the league in points scored thanks in no small part to the depth of weapons. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce were both First Team All-Pro, while Sammy Watkins offered even further play-making capability in the passing game. As far as rushing was concerned, Damien Williams picked up admirably where Kareem Hunt left off before he was released, offering the Chiefs a more than competent ground attack.

Defense is where the Chiefs struggled, and it is where they will hope to improve this season. Star safety Tyrann Mathieu and star pass rusher Frank Clark will hope to right the ship of the unit that gave up the second most yards per game in 2018.

If the defense improves to league average or even just below, the Chiefs could once again contend for Andy Reid’s elusive Super Bowl ring.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
81
#32 RB
Darrel Williams D. Williams (4)
66
#171 RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Davon Grayson D. Grayson (7)
74
#156 WR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter (6)
67
#294 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
65
#330 WR
Byron Pringle B. Pringle (11)
69
#262 WR
Tight End TE
63
#161 TE
Deon Yelder D. Yelder (3)
67
#143 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Davon Grayson D. Grayson (7)
74
#156 WR
Tight End TE
63
#161 TE
Deon Yelder D. Yelder (3)
67
#143 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter (6)
67
#294 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
65
#330 WR
Byron Pringle B. Pringle (11)
69
#262 WR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
81
#32 RB
Darrel Williams D. Williams (4)
66
#171 RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Cavon Walker C. Walker (3)
69
#151 DE
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Chris Jones C. Jones (1)
92
#1 NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Ben Niemann B. Niemann (3)
68
#123 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Armani Watts A. Watts (3)
69
#59 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Charvarius Ward C. Ward (1)
67
#202 CB
Tremon Smith T. Smith (2)
69
#181 CB
Left Defensive End LDE
Cavon Walker C. Walker (3)
69
#151 DE
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Chris Jones C. Jones (1)
92
#1 NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Ben Niemann B. Niemann (3)
68
#123 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Armani Watts A. Watts (3)
69
#59 FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Charvarius Ward C. Ward (1)
67
#202 CB
Tremon Smith T. Smith (2)
69
#181 CB
Defense Depth Chart (3-4)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

OL
Player Rating
Mitchell Schwartz M. Schwartz
91
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif L. Duvernay-Tardif
78
Austin Reiter A. Reiter
64
Eric Fisher E. Fisher
77
Cameron Erving C. Erving
66
Kahlil McKenzie K. McKenzie
68
Nick Allegretti N. Allegretti
70
Andrew Wylie A. Wylie
68
Jimmy Murray J. Murray
67
Dino Boyd D. Boyd
73
Alex Officer A. Officer
73
Chidi Okeke C. Okeke
72
Devondre Seymour D. Seymour
77
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Position Snaps/Game
Mitchell Schwartz M. Schwartz
91
RT 1 OT
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif L. Duvernay-Tardif
78
RG 1 G
Austin Reiter A. Reiter
64
C 1 C
Eric Fisher E. Fisher
77
LT 1 OT
Cameron Erving C. Erving
66
LG 1 G
Kahlil McKenzie K. McKenzie
68
LG 2 G
Nick Allegretti N. Allegretti
70
C 2 C
Andrew Wylie A. Wylie
68
RG 2 G
Jimmy Murray J. Murray
67
C 3 C
Dino Boyd D. Boyd
73
RT 3 OT
Alex Officer A. Officer
73
OL 11 C
Chidi Okeke C. Okeke
72
OL 12 OT
Devondre Seymour D. Seymour
77
OL 13 OT

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs
96
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Kansas City Chiefs
96
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special Teams Rating
Kansas City Chiefs Chiefs
0
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Kansas City Chiefs
0
0 0 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating
Harrison Butker H. Butker
83
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Harrison Butker H. Butker
83
K 1
Punters Rating Depth Position
Dustin Colquitt D. Colquitt
84
PK 2
Jack Fox J. Fox
75
P 3

Offseason Moves

Tyrann Mathieu and Frank Clark were Kansas City’s biggest additions.

Mathieu, a former First Team All-Pro will be asked to elevate KC’s 29th ranked pass defense while also providing stout run defense as a hard hitting safety. The task will not be easy considering the team’s defensive struggles last year and considering the importance of the player he’s replacing. Eric Berry earned five Pro Bowl bids in his nine years with the Chiefs on his way to becoming a fan favorite.

Clark has similarly large shoes to fill. Both Dee Ford and Justin Houston depart from the team’s pass rush. Houston is a four time Pro Bowler, and Ford earned that honor this past season.

Leading this transition from the old guard to the new will be defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo who has won two titles as the DC for the Giants.

On offense, the core remains largely intact. Kareem Hunt was released midway through last season, so the team is accustomed to his absence by this point, and there remains significant uncertainty about Tyreek Hill’s potential suspension for domestic violence.

Looking Ahead

The 2019 Chiefs should be every bit the juggernaut they were in 2018 with Mahomes at the helm. The reigning league MVP is still only 23 and learning, as scary as that is for the rest of the league. Surrounded by Kelce, Hill, Watkins, Williams, and offensive mastermind Andy Reid, Mahomes is set to dominate the NFL for years to come.

When you have the league’s top quarterback, top tight end, and most dangerous big play threat, you’re going to score a lot of points, which is exactly what Kansas City will have to do with its low tier defense. Although that formula might seem unsustainable or tenuous at best, it was effective last season. Even with a defense that surrendered the second most yards per game in the NFL, the Chiefs won 12 games and finished a play or two away from the Super Bowl.

This year, the defense should be a bit better, led by Mathieu and Clark. If those two players can pull the rest of the unit up to league average or even just below, the Chiefs should waltz on into the playoffs without a second fault. If they fail to do so, Kansas City will still make the playoffs, might it might require another MVP caliber year from Mahomes.