Kansas City Chiefs Roster 2020 Kansas City Chiefs Roster

0-0, T-1st AFC West

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12:20 am GMT , 9/11

Kansas City already has one of the best rosters top to bottom. Over the offseason they did lose some names on the defensive side, but still hold a top half defense for 2020. The NFL Draft was where they added Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Willie Gay. The offense is obviously built around Patrick Mahomes and his supporting cast. Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill are the primary weapons, however Mecole Hardman and Sammy Watkins give them a lot of depth. This roster is very deep, which is why the Chiefs will be Super Bowl contenders over the next few years.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB
Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes P. Mahomes
15
96
#1 QB 6'2" 225 24 9/17/95 4 2017 1 10 Texas Tech
QB
Jordan Ta'amu
Jordan Ta'amu J. Ta'amu
8
67
#120 QB 6'3" 221 22 12/10/97 0 2019 Ole Miss
QB
Chad Henne
Chad Henne C. Henne
4
67
#120 QB 6'3" 230 35 7/2/85 13 2008 2 57 Michigan
RB
Damien Williams
Damien Williams D. Williams
26
82
#36 RB 5'11" 222 28 4/3/92 7 2014 Oklahoma
RB
Darwin Thompson
Darwin Thompson D. Thompson
34
77
#73 RB 5'9" 195 23 2/12/97 2 2019 6 214 Utah State
RB
Deandre Washington
Deandre Washington D. Washington
24
71
#170 RB 5'8" 204 27 2/22/93 5 2016 5 143 Texas Tech
RB
Elijah McGuire
Elijah McGuire E. McGuire
30
70
#196 RB 5'9" 212 26 6/1/94 3 2017 6 188 Louisiana-Lafayette
RB
Darrel Williams
Darrel Williams D. Williams
31
67
#304 RB 6'0" 225 25 4/15/95 3 2018 LSU
RB
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Clyde Edwards-Helaire C. Edwards-Helaire
25
67
#304 RB 5'7" 207 21 4/11/99 0 2020 1 32 LSU
FB
Anthony Sherman
Anthony Sherman A. Sherman
42
79
#8 FB 5'10" 242 31 12/11/88 10 2011 5 136 Connecticut
FB
John Lovett
John Lovett J. Lovett
40
72
#19 FB 6'2" 235 24 4/25/96 2 2019 Princeton
WR
Tyreek Hill
Tyreek Hill T. Hill
10
95
#5 WR 5'10" 185 26 3/1/94 5 2016 5 165 West Alabama
WR
Sammy Watkins
Sammy Watkins S. Watkins
14
83
#46 WR 6'1" 211 27 6/14/93 7 2014 1 4 Clemson
WR
Demarcus Robinson
Demarcus Robinson D. Robinson
11
79
#72 WR 6'1" 203 25 9/21/94 5 2016 4 126 Florida
WR
Joe Fortson
Joe Fortson J. Fortson
1
75
#143 WR 6'6" 230 24 12/7/95 1 2019 Valdosta State
WR
Felton Davis III
Felton Davis III F. D. III
80
73
#193 WR 6'3" 211 23 2/25/97 2 2019 Michigan State
WR
Mecole Hardman
Mecole Hardman M. Hardman
17
71
#270 WR 5'10" 187 22 3/12/98 2 2019 2 56 Georgia
WR
Byron Pringle
Byron Pringle B. Pringle
13
69
#310 WR 6'1" 203 26 11/17/93 3 2018 Kansas State
WR
Gehrig Dieter
Gehrig Dieter G. Dieter
12
67
#557 WR 6'2" 208 27 2/24/93 2 2017 Alabama
WR
Andre Baccellia
Andre Baccellia A. Baccellia
67
#557 WR 5'10" 171 23 1/7/97 0 2020 Washington
WR
Maurice Ffrench
Maurice Ffrench M. Ffrench
67
#557 WR 5'10" 194 22 1/1/98 0 2020
WR
Justice Shelton-Mosley
Justice Shelton-Mosley J. Shelton-Mosley
67
#557 WR 5'10" 196 23 3/1/97 0 2020 Vanderbilt
WR
Aleva Hifo
Aleva Hifo A. Hifo
67
#557 WR 5'10" 198 22 12/23/97 0 2020
WR
Kalija Lipscomb
Kalija Lipscomb K. Lipscomb
67
#557 WR 6'0" 207 22 10/6/97 0 2020
TE
Travis Kelce
Travis Kelce T. Kelce
87
98
#3 TE 6'5" 255 30 10/5/89 8 2013 3 63 Cincinnati
TE
Ricky Seals-Jones
Ricky Seals-Jones R. Seals-Jones
83
73
#108 TE 6'5" 243 25 3/15/95 4 2017 Texas A&M
TE
Deon Yelder
Deon Yelder D. Yelder
82
67
#282 TE 6'3" 249 25 3/6/95 3 2018 Western Kentucky
TE
Nick Keizer
Nick Keizer N. Keizer
48
67
#282 TE 6'5" 251 25 5/2/95 1 2018 Grand Valley State
C
Darryl Williams
Darryl Williams D. Williams
67
#91 C 6'2" 304 23 6/10/97 0 2020
C
Austin Reiter
Austin Reiter A. Reiter
62
67
#91 C 6'3" 300 28 11/27/91 5 2015 7 222 South Florida
OG
Nick Allegretti
Nick Allegretti N. Allegretti
73
70
#70 OG 6'4" 308 24 4/21/96 2 2019 7 216 Illinois
OG
Jovahn Fair
Jovahn Fair J. Fair
67
#112 OG 6'2" 317 23 6/25/97 0 2020
OG
Martinas Rankin
Martinas Rankin M. Rankin
74
67
#112 OG 6'4" 308 25 10/20/94 3 2018 3 80 Mississippi State
OT
Mitchell Schwartz
Mitchell Schwartz M. Schwartz
71
96
#1 OT 6'5" 320 31 6/8/89 9 2012 2 37 California
OT
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif L. Duvernay-Tardif
76
76
#46 OT 6'5" 321 29 2/11/91 7 2014 6 200 McGill (Canada)
OT
Eric Fisher
Eric Fisher E. Fisher
72
76
#46 OT 6'7" 306 29 1/5/91 8 2013 1 1 Central Michigan
OT
Jackson Barton
Jackson Barton J. Barton
68
76
#46 OT 6'7" 310 24 8/8/95 2 2019 7 240 Utah
OT
Mike Remmers
Mike Remmers M. Remmers
75
70
#127 OT 6'5" 303 31 4/11/89 8 2012 Oregon State
OT
Ryan Hunter
Ryan Hunter R. Hunter
60
69
#146 OT 6'4" 325 25 4/1/95 1 2018 Bowling Green State
OT
Andrew Wylie
Andrew Wylie A. Wylie
77
68
#177 OT 6'6" 311 25 8/19/94 3 2017 Eastern Michigan
OT
Yasir Durant
Yasir Durant Y. Durant
67
#226 OT 6'6" 331 22 5/21/98 0 2020
OT
Lucas Niang
Lucas Niang L. Niang
67
67
#226 OT 6'6" 315 21 8/19/98 0 2020 3 96 TCU
OT
Greg Senat
Greg Senat G. Senat
70
67
#226 OT 6'6" 302 25 9/8/94 3 2018 6 212 Wagner
NT
Derrick Nnadi
Derrick Nnadi D. Nnadi
91
75
#13 NT 6'1" 317 24 5/9/96 3 2018 3 75 Florida State
DT
Chris Jones
Chris Jones C. Jones
95
92
#3 DT 6'6" 310 26 7/3/94 5 2016 2 37 Mississippi State
DT
Mike Pennel
Mike Pennel M. Pennel
64
75
#69 DT 6'4" 332 29 5/9/91 7 2014 Colorado State-Pueblo
DT
Khalen Saunders
Khalen Saunders K. Saunders
99
74
#81 DT 6'0" 324 23 8/9/96 2 2019 3 84 Western Illinois
DT
Braxton Hoyett
Braxton Hoyett B. Hoyett
96
70
#150 DT 6'3" 304 24 2/5/96 1 2019 Mississippi State
DT
Tershawn Wharton
Tershawn Wharton T. Wharton
67
#233 DT 6'1" 280 22 6/25/98 0 2020
DT
Devaroe Lawrence
Devaroe Lawrence D. Lawrence
93
67
#233 DT 6'2" 296 27 10/13/92 2 2017 Auburn
DE
Frank Clark
Frank Clark F. Clark
55
83
#24 DE 6'1" 270 27 6/14/93 6 2015 2 63 Michigan
DE
Taco Charlton
Taco Charlton T. Charlton
96
74
#97 DE 6'6" 277 25 11/7/94 4 2017 1 28 Michigan
DE
Breeland Speaks
Breeland Speaks B. Speaks
57
73
#114 DE 6'3" 283 24 12/18/95 3 2018 2 46 Mississippi
DE
Demone Harris
Demone Harris D. Harris
52
69
#176 DE 6'4" 272 24 12/30/95 2 2018 Buffalo
DE
Tim Ward
Tim Ward T. Ward
96
68
#209 DE 6'5" 242 22 8/11/97 1 2019 Old Dominion
DE
Tanoh Kpassagnon
Tanoh Kpassagnon T. Kpassagnon
92
67
#270 DE 6'7" 280 26 6/14/94 4 2017 2 59 Villanova
LB
Alex Okafor
Alex Okafor A. Okafor
97
78
#72 LB 6'4" 264 29 2/8/91 8 2013 4 103 Texas
LB
Darius Harris
Darius Harris D. Harris
47
76
#116 LB 6'2" 241 24 1/17/96 1 2019 Middle Tennessee State
LB
Damien Wilson
Damien Wilson D. Wilson
54
75
#138 LB 6'0" 245 27 5/28/93 6 2015 4 127 Minnesota
LB
Anthony Hitchens
Anthony Hitchens A. Hitchens
53
74
#161 LB 6'0" 240 28 6/10/92 7 2014 4 119 Iowa
LB
Emmanuel Smith
Emmanuel Smith E. Smith
52
68
#377 LB 6'2" 225 24 7/25/95 1 2018 Vanderbilt
LB
Ben Niemann
Ben Niemann B. Niemann
56
68
#377 LB 6'3" 230 24 7/27/95 3 2018 Iowa
LB
Omari Cobb
Omari Cobb O. Cobb
67
#478 LB 6'4" 225 23 5/31/97 0 2020
LB
Willie Gay Jr.
Willie Gay Jr. W. Gay Jr.
50
67
#478 LB 6'1" 243 22 2/15/98 0 2020 2 63 Mississippi State
LB
Mike Danna
Mike Danna M. Danna
51
67
#478 LB 6'2" 257 22 12/1/97 0 2020 5 177 Michigan
LB
Dorian O'Daniel
Dorian O'Daniel D. O'Daniel
44
67
#478 LB 6'1" 223 25 9/4/94 3 2018 3 100 Clemson
LB
Bryan Wright
Bryan Wright B. Wright
67
#478 LB 6'2" 237 24 8/18/95 0 2020
CB
Rashad Fenton
Rashad Fenton R. Fenton
27
77
#71 CB 5'11" 190 23 2/17/97 2 2019 6 201 South Carolina
CB
Bashaud Breeland
Bashaud Breeland B. Breeland
21
72
#181 CB 5'11" 197 28 1/30/92 7 2014 4 102 Clemson
CB
Alex Brown
Alex Brown A. Brown
30
68
#302 CB 5'11" 170 23 8/30/96 1 2019 South Carolina State
CB
Jalen Julius
Jalen Julius J. Julius
67
#386 CB 5'10" 190 23 8/19/96 0 2020
CB
Lavert Hill
Lavert Hill L. Hill
67
#386 CB 5'10" 190 21 10/3/98 0 2020
CB
Thakarius Keyes
Thakarius Keyes T. Keyes
29
67
#386 CB 6'1" 202 22 9/11/97 0 2020 7 237 Tulane
CB
Antonio Hamilton
Antonio Hamilton A. Hamilton
20
67
#386 CB 6'0" 178 27 1/24/93 5 2016 South Carolina State
SS
Juan Thornhill
Juan Thornhill J. Thornhill
22
77
#26 SS 6'0" 205 24 10/19/95 2 2019 2 63 Virginia
SS
Daniel Sorensen
Daniel Sorensen D. Sorensen
49
72
#61 SS 6'1" 205 30 3/5/90 7 2014 Brigham Young
SS
Chris Lammons
Chris Lammons C. Lammons
38
67
#141 SS 5'10" 190 24 1/31/96 2 2018 South Carolina
FS
Tyrann Mathieu
Tyrann Mathieu T. Mathieu
32
90
#4 FS 5'9" 186 28 5/13/92 8 2013 3 69 LSU
FS
Armani Watts
Armani Watts A. Watts
23
69
#93 FS 5'10" 202 24 3/19/96 3 2018 4 124 Texas A&M
FS
L'Jarius Sneed
L'Jarius Sneed L. Sneed
38
67
#136 FS 6'0" 192 23 1/21/97 0 2020 4 138
FS
Rodney Clemons
Rodney Clemons R. Clemons
67
#136 FS 6'0" 209 23 12/28/96 0 2020
LS
James Winchester
James Winchester J. Winchester
41 6'3" 200 30 8/6/89 6 2013 Oklahoma
P
Tyler Newsome
Tyler Newsome T. Newsome
6
73
#37 P 6'2" 210 24 7/14/95 0 2019 Notre Dame
P
Tommy Townsend
Tommy Townsend T. Townsend
67
#65 P 6'1" 191 25 2/14/95 0 2020 Florida
PK
Harrison Butker
Harrison Butker H. Butker
7
85
#3 PK 6'4" 206 24 7/14/95 4 2017 7 233 Georgia Tech

Top Chiefs Roster Questions of 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.