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12-4, 1st in AFC West

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Rutgers is hiring Kansas City Chiefs defensive quality control coach Jay Valai as cornerbacks coach. Valai, a former safety at Wisconsin, replaces Henry Baker, who briefly was with Rutgers before taking a position with the New York Giants. Before the Chiefs, Valai spent two seasons as a defensive quality control assistant at Georgia. He knows Chris Ash from their time together at Wisconsin.

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2dJeremy Willis

The best cheesy Valentines from around the NFL

Nothing says "I love you" like an exquisite pun from your significant other's favorite NFL team. Here are some of the best from around the league, including from the league's leading Casanova, the Atlanta Falcons.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs announced that defensive backs coach Emmitt Thomas has retired. Thomas played his 13-year Hall of Fame career as a defensive back with the Chiefs and spent nine years with the team as an assistant coach. “I have been blessed and honored to be a part of the NFL for the last 51 years,” Thomas said. “My journey started in Kansas City, and by the grace of God I am able to end my NFL career here as well. I would like to thank the Hunt family and the Chiefs organization for all that they have done for me in my special days here in Kansas City. It has been a privilege to work alongside the great coaches that have come through this building . . . I love Kansas City and this fan base and can't thank them enough for all the support they have given me in my time here as a player and a coach.”

Stephen A. would rather Mahomes play mini golf than basketball (1:51)

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Veach said the Chiefs would indeed be moving to a 4-3 as their base defense with the hiring of Steve Spagnuolo as their coordinator. He indicated the Chiefs had many players who fit comfortably into the new scheme, citing Chris Jones, Derrick Nnadi, Breeland Speaks, Justin Houston and Dee Ford as examples. “One of the things we wanted to do was bring in guys that were versatile and could do different things,'' Veach said. “Now, certainly going from a 3-4 to probably more of a 4-3 defense these guys will obviously still fit into that role.''bb

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Mahomes isn't the only Chief to play some basketball on the side. GM Brett Veach sounded the same note of caution to them. “I'm quite aware a lot of our guys play basketball and like to have fun,'' he said. "With Pat and with all of those guys, they've got to be smart. We've got a good thing going here and certainly have high aspirations next year to win a Super Bowl. We need everyone on the field and we need everyone reporting to (training camp).''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs GM Brett Veach, in a press conference today, on what he told Patrick Mahomes in regard to no more basketball: “It was obviously a light-hearted discussion . . . I just said, ‘Hey, man, you're breaking a lot of ankles out there. Just make sure you don't break your own. I don't think we need that.' ''

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9dAdam Teicher

Chiefs GM nips Mahomes' hoops hobby in bud

Chiefs GM Brett Veach told a Kansas City radio station that he called Patrick Mahomes' agent after seeing his star QB playing basketball in a video that went viral and was able "to nip that in the bud."

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs GM Brett Veach, on KC radio station WHB, said he called Patrick Mahomes' agent after seeing the recent video of him playing basketball. "The Kingdom can be assured: No more basketball for Pat . . . We were able to nip that in the bud,'' Veach said.

Kellerman: Mahomes is the most important player in sports (1:53)
Mahomes shows off his basketball skills (0:15)
Who will win Super Bowl LIV? (1:26)

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I'm sure this will devastate the Patriots: they finished fourth in FPI's final 2018 rankings.

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14dAdam Schefter

Sources: Chiefs ID, ban fan for laser on Brady

The fan who shined a laser on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the AFC Championship Game has been identified, apprehended, banned from Arrowhead Stadium for life and soon will face charges.

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13dAdam Schefter

Source: NFL eyes rematches for 2019 opener

The NFL is considering a Rams-Saints rematch or a Patriots-Chiefs rematch as possible matchups for the season-opening 2019 Kickoff game, according to a league source.

Mahomes focused on taking next step to reach Super Bowl (0:44)
14dJeff Legwold

Reed, Bailey, Law, Gonzalez, Mawae make HOF

Four defensive backs -- Ed Reed, Champ Bailey, Ty Law and seniors finalist Johnny Robinson -- were among the eight men chosen for enshrinement by the Hall's board of selectors on Saturday.

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14dAdam Teicher

Chiefs' Mahomes runaway choice for NFL MVP

After becoming the second player in NFL history to throw for 50 touchdowns and more than 5,000 yards, first-year Chiefs starter Patrick Mahomes won the Most Valuable Player award in a landslide Saturday night.

Team Stats

Passing Yards309.7
Rushing Yards115.9
Points For35.31st
Points Against26.3