Chiefs name their captains

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The Chiefs just named their captains for the 2008 season.

Pro Bowl guard Brian Waters will captain the offense. Cornerback Patrick Surtain and linebacker Pat Thomas will lead the defense and Jon McGraw will captain the special teams.

With Kansas City being such a young team, these veteran choices are no surprise. The only mild surprise is the election of Thomas. He won the starting middle linebacker job this training camp after joining the team last October. But Thomas is such an important piece for Kansas City he quickly emerged as a leader and now he has been rewarded for it.