Kansas City Chiefs Roster 2020 Kansas City Chiefs Roster

12-4, 1st AFC West

vs SF

11:30 pm GMT, 2/2

The Kansas City Chiefs were one of the most fun teams to watch last season as they went 12-4 in the regular season and lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champs in the conference championship. They led the league in offense while their defense ranked 24th out of the NFL’s 32 teams. This year, look for more of the same as Patrick Mahomes broke out for an MVP level performance and will look to establish himself as an elite QB. Meanwhile, look for another great year from their many offensive weapons and a defense that will hopefully rank within the top half of the league. 

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB
Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes P. Mahomes
15
98
#1 QB 6'3" 230 24 9/17/95 4 2017 1 10 Texas Tech
QB
Kyle Shurmur
Kyle Shurmur K. Shurmur
0
73
#52 QB 6'4" 225 23 11/6/96 1 2019 Vanderbilt
QB
Chad Henne
Chad Henne C. Henne
4
66
#101 QB 6'3" 222 34 7/2/85 13 2008 2 57 Michigan
RB
Damien Williams
Damien Williams D. Williams
26
79
#38 RB 5'11" 224 28 4/3/92 7 2014 Oklahoma
RB
Darwin Thompson
Darwin Thompson D. Thompson
34
77
#53 RB 5'8" 200 23 2/12/97 2 2019 6 214 Utah State
RB
Marcus Marshall
Marcus Marshall M. Marshall
38
73
#114 RB 5'10" 200 23 2/23/97 1 2019 James Madison
RB
Mike Weber
Mike Weber M. Weber
0
71
#121 RB 5'10" 210 22 8/27/97 1 2019 7 218 Ohio State
RB
Elijah McGuire
Elijah McGuire E. McGuire
0
70
#143 RB 5'10" 214 25 6/1/94 3 2017 6 188 Louisiana-Lafayette
RB
Darrel Williams
Darrel Williams D. Williams
31
66
#139 RB 5'11" 224 24 4/15/95 3 2018 LSU
FB
Anthony Sherman
Anthony Sherman A. Sherman
42
78
#4 FB 5'10" 242 31 12/11/88 10 2011 5 136 Connecticut
FB
John Lovett
John Lovett J. Lovett
40
72
#67 FB 6'3" 225 23 4/25/96 2 2019 Princeton
WR
Tyreek Hill
Tyreek Hill T. Hill
10
93
#8 WR 5'10" 185 26 3/1/94 5 2016 5 165 West Alabama
WR
Sammy Watkins
Sammy Watkins S. Watkins
14
81
#41 WR 6'1" 211 26 6/14/93 7 2014 1 4 Clemson
WR
Joe Fortson
Joe Fortson J. Fortson
1
75
#140 WR 6'6" 230 24 12/7/95 1 2019 Valdosta State
WR
Demarcus Robinson
Demarcus Robinson D. Robinson
11
75
#111 WR 6'1" 203 25 9/21/94 5 2016 4 126 Florida
WR
Felton Davis III
Felton Davis III F. D. III
80
73
#145 WR 6'3" 211 23 2/25/97 2 2019 Michigan State
WR
Mecole Hardman
Mecole Hardman M. Hardman
17
71
#172 WR 5'10" 187 22 3/12/98 2 2019 2 56 Georgia
WR
Byron Pringle
Byron Pringle B. Pringle
0
69
#202 WR 6'1" 203 26 11/17/93 3 2018 Kansas State
WR
Gehrig Dieter
Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter
0
67
#224 WR 6'3" 208 27 2/24/93 2 2017 Alabama
WR
Marcus Kemp
Marcus Kemp M. Kemp
19
65
#251 WR 6'4" 210 24 8/14/95 3 2017 Hawaii
TE
Travis Kelce
Travis Kelce T. Kelce
87
94
#1 TE 6'5" 260 30 10/5/89 8 2013 3 63 Cincinnati
TE
Alize Mack
Alize Mack A. Mack
0
70
#118 TE 6'4" 249 23 3/29/97 1 2019 7 231 Notre Dame
TE
Deon Yelder
Deon Yelder D. Yelder
82
67
#114 TE 6'4" 255 25 3/6/95 3 2018 Western Kentucky
TE
David Wells
David Wells D. Wells
88
66
#141 TE 6'6" 260 24 5/2/95 2 2018 San Diego State
TE
Nick Keizer
Nick Keizer N. Keizer
48
66
#154 TE 6'4" 251 24 5/2/95 1 2018 Grand Valley State
C
Austin Reiter
Austin Reiter A. Reiter
62
64
#74 C 6'3" 300 28 11/27/91 5 2015 7 222 South Florida
OG
Nick Allegretti
Nick Allegretti N. Allegretti
73
70
#50 OG 6'4" 320 23 4/21/96 2 2019 7 216 Illinois
OG
Martinas Rankin
Martinas Rankin M. Rankin
74
67
#123 OG 6'5" 311 25 10/20/94 3 2018 3 80 Mississippi State
OT
Mitchell Schwartz
Mitchell Schwartz M. Schwartz
71
92
#3 OT 6'5" 320 30 6/8/89 9 2012 2 37 California
OT
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif L. Duvernay-Tardif
76
79
#25 OT 6'5" 321 29 2/11/91 7 2014 6 200 McGill (Canada)
OT
Jackson Barton
Jackson Barton J. Barton
68
76
#49 OT 6'7" 302 24 8/8/95 2 2019 7 240 Utah
OT
Eric Fisher
Eric Fisher E. Fisher
72
72
#73 OT 6'7" 315 29 1/5/91 8 2013 1 1 Central Michigan
OT
Mike Remmers
Mike Remmers M. Remmers
74
72
#81 OT 6'5" 303 30 4/11/89 8 2012 Oregon State
OT
Ryan Hunter
Ryan Hunter R. Hunter
60
69
#3 OT 6'3" 316 25 4/1/95 1 2018 Bowling Green State
OT
Andrew Wylie
Andrew Wylie A. Wylie
77
68
#115 OT 6'6" 309 25 8/19/94 3 2017 Eastern Michigan
OT
Greg Senat
Greg Senat G. Senat
70
67
#119 OT 6'6" 305 25 9/8/94 3 2018 6 212 Wagner
NT
Derrick Nnadi
Derrick Nnadi D. Nnadi
91
78
#23 NT 6'1" 312 23 5/9/96 3 2018 3 75 Florida State
DT
Chris Jones
Chris Jones C. Jones
95
91
#1 DT 6'6" 310 25 7/3/94 5 2016 2 37 Mississippi State
DT
Mike Pennel
Mike Pennel M. Pennel
64
74
#68 DT 6'4" 332 28 5/9/91 7 2014 Colorado State-Pueblo
DT
Khalen Saunders
Khalen Saunders K. Saunders
99
74
#22 DT 6'0" 324 23 8/9/96 2 2019 3 84 Western Illinois
DT
Braxton Hoyett
Braxton Hoyett B. Hoyett
0
70
#36 DT 6'3" 310 24 2/5/96 1 2019 Mississippi State
DT
Devaroe Lawrence
Devaroe Lawrence D. Lawrence
0
66
#72 DT 6'2" 295 27 10/13/92 2 2017 Auburn
DE
Frank Clark
Frank Clark F. Clark
55
85
#14 DE 6'3" 260 26 6/14/93 6 2015 2 63 Michigan
DE
Breeland Speaks
Breeland Speaks B. Speaks
57
74
#81 DE 6'3" 285 24 12/18/95 3 2018 2 46 Mississippi
DE
Demone Harris
Demone Harris D. Harris
52
69
#107 DE 6'4" 272 24 12/30/95 2 2018 Buffalo
DE
Tim Ward
Tim Ward T. Ward
79
68
6'6" 255 22 8/11/97 1 2019 Old Dominion
DE
Anthony Lanier
Anthony Lanier A. Lanier
0
68
#124 DE 6'6" 285 26 5/8/93 3 2016 Alabama A&M
DE
Tanoh Kpassagnon
Tanoh Kpassagnon T. Kpassagnon
92
67
#143 DE 6'7" 289 25 6/14/94 4 2017 2 59 Villanova
LB
Anthony Hitchens
Anthony Hitchens A. Hitchens
53
79
#2 LB 6'0" 235 27 6/10/92 7 2014 4 119 Iowa
LB
Alex Okafor
Alex Okafor A. Okafor
97
78
#36 LB 6'4" 261 29 2/8/91 8 2013 4 103 Texas
LB
Darius Harris
Darius Harris D. Harris
47
76
#38 LB 6'2" 238 24 1/17/96 1 2019 Middle Tennessee State
LB
Damien Wilson
Damien Wilson D. Wilson
54
71
#16 LB 6'0" 245 26 5/28/93 6 2015 4 127 Minnesota
LB
Ben Niemann
Ben Niemann B. Niemann
56
68
#19 LB 6'2" 235 24 7/27/95 3 2018 Iowa
LB
Emmanuel Smith
Emmanuel Smith E. Smith
0
68
#16 LB 6'2" 240 24 7/25/95 1 2018 Vanderbilt
LB
Dorian O'Daniel
Dorian O'Daniel D. O'Daniel
44
65
#21 LB 6'1" 220 25 9/4/94 3 2018 3 100 Clemson
CB
Rashad Fenton
Rashad Fenton R. Fenton
27
77
#68 CB 5'11" 188 23 2/17/97 2 2019 6 201 South Carolina
CB
Keith Reaser
Keith Reaser K. Reaser
1
70
#157 CB 5'11" 189 28 7/31/91 3 2014 5 170 Florida Atlantic
CB
Alex Brown
Alex Brown A. Brown
0
68
5'9" 183 23 8/30/96 1 2019 South Carolina State
CB
Charvarius Ward
Charvarius Ward C. Ward
35
67
#184 CB 6'1" 198 23 5/16/96 3 2018 Middle Tennessee State
CB
Antonio Hamilton
Antonio Hamilton A. Hamilton
30
63
#202 CB 6'0" 178 27 1/24/93 5 2016 South Carolina State
SS
Juan Thornhill
Juan Thornhill J. Thornhill
22
77
#22 SS 6'0" 205 24 10/19/95 2 2019 2 63 Virginia
SS
Daniel Sorensen
Daniel Sorensen D. Sorensen
49
76
#33 SS 6'2" 208 30 3/5/90 7 2014 Brigham Young
SS
Chris Lammons
Chris Lammons C. Lammons
0
65
#79 SS 5'10" 190 24 1/31/96 2 2018 South Carolina
FS
Tyrann Mathieu
Tyrann Mathieu T. Mathieu
32
89
#6 FS 5'9" 190 27 5/13/92 8 2013 3 69 LSU
FS
Armani Watts
Armani Watts A. Watts
23
69
#66 FS 5'11" 205 24 3/19/96 3 2018 4 124 Texas A&M
LS
James Winchester
James Winchester J. Winchester
41 6'3" 240 30 8/6/89 6 2013 Oklahoma
P
Dustin Colquitt
Dustin Colquitt D. Colquitt
2
83
#5 P 6'3" 210 37 5/6/82 16 2005 3 99 Tennessee
PK
Harrison Butker
Harrison Butker H. Butker
7
80
#9 PK 6'4" 205 24 7/14/95 4 2017 7 233 Georgia Tech

Top 3 Chiefs Roster Questions of 2019-2020

What does bringing in Tyrann Mathieu do for the team?

The Chiefs defense wasn’t very good last year and one of their first moves in the offseason was to address just that. Tyrann Mathieu was brought in on a 3 year, $42 million deal that will help shore up the safety spot. However, he can do more than just that after spending the 2018 shuffling around the entire defense for Houston. He’s so versatile over the field and can offer Kansas City many different looks depending on what scheme they decide to play.

Mathieu also brings a veteran presence to the team and should be a defensive anchor for the next few years to come. He’ll certainly help turn around a unit that ranked in the bottom half of the league and look to be a constant starter for the Chiefs. While he might not be especially skilled a tone particular position, Mathieu offers all around skills and can essentially fill in whenever and wherever needed.

Will the Jaguars defense continue to be one of the best?

Last year, no Chiefs rookies did much and they definitely looked to change that with the 2019 draft class. Without a first round pick, they had to wait until pick #56 to draft Mecole Hardman who is likely going to be used all around the field and on special teams. The rookie wide receiver will likely see action behind Tyreek Hill. Next up is Juan Thornhill, the 63rd overall pick. The defensive back from Virginia will look to slot next to Mathieu in the secondary and play a big role in reshaping the Kansas City defense.

 

Khalen Saunders will join the defensive line that’s already littered with a few other players. He’ll get a good shot at the starting job and should be able to put together a fairly solid rookie season if given that opportunity. However, Thronhill is likely the best bet to be productive in year 1 as he’s the only rookie guaranteed a starting job. With such a talented offense, Hardman might be pushed to the second unit and Saunders might be benched in favor of veteran run stoppers. 

Is Mahomes really this good?

After playing just one game in 2017 serving as Alex Smith’s backup, the Chiefs finally gave Mahomes the starting gig in 2018 and he made the most of it. He compiled 5,097 passing yards and 50 TDs that led to his MVP award. He was absolutely brilliant in every game as he completed 66% of his passes and had a league leading QBR of 82. In addition to being a great passer as highlighted by some amazing on the run throws, Mahomes was a great dual threat QB. He rushed for 272 yards and 2 TDs on the year. 

Whether or not Mahomes can repeat that production is entirely up in the air. On one side, he’s young enough to continue developing and has the chance to continue exposing defenses in his second year as a starter. On the flip side, defenses may have figured out all the tricks and will begin running different defenses to counter Mahomes. Whatever the case may be, the future looks bright for the MVP as he enters 2019 as one of the highest rated players in the league.