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2019 Schedule
12-4, 1st in AFC West

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Pat Mahomes was wearing a helmet visor at practice on Thursday. "We're trying it out,'' Mahomes said. "I definitely like it. Hopefully I keep playing (well) in it. I'm pretty superstitious. If I'm playing well with it, I'll keep it going.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes applauded when the Chiefs recently drafted a fast wide receiver, Mecole Hardman, with their top pick. But Mahomes said he had to remind Hardman at practice this week not to give up on routes far down the field because Mahomes has the arm to get him the ball. “There are sometimes that he runs and he gets like 45, 50 yards down the field and he kind of slows down,'' Mahomes said. “I told him, ‘Keep running. Just keep running.' That's something we've all kind of gotten accustomed to is we always want to stay alive, keep running. There are no clear routes. We want to make sure that everyone knows they have a chance to catch the ball.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs this afternoon finished their first week of offseason practice. Defensive lineman Chris Jones has not been participating. Jones, who had 15.5 sacks last season, is heading into the final season of the contract he signed as a second-round pick in 2016. "We just go,'' coach Andy Reid said of practicing without Jones. "(If) you're here, you get better. (If) you're not, you don't.''

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

"This is a fantastic day," Kansas City mayor Sly James as the city today celebrates being awarded the 2023 NFL draft. "This is going to be one of the biggest events in the history of the city."

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NFL draft headed to Cleveland in 2021, KC in '23

The NFL draft is heading to Cleveland in 2021 and Kansas City in 2023. A site for 2022 has been delayed because about 20 cities are interested in hosting that year.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt on Kansas City being named the site for the 2023 NFL draft: “This is a historic day for Kansas City and Chiefs Kingdom, and we are thrilled to be named the host city for the 2023 NFL Draft. Today's announcement would not have been possible without the tireless work of Kathy Nelson, the Kansas City Sports Commission and the Kansas City civic community. It was a tremendous team effort, and we look forward to continuing to work together to showcase Kansas City on the national stage in 2023. Chiefs Kingdom is home to the most passionate fans in the world, and I know they will make Kansas City proud as the host of one of the NFL's premiere events.”

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

2021 NFL Draft will be held in Cleveland; Kansas City will host the 2023 edition

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Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs safety and New Orleans native Tyrann Mathieu hosted his fourth annual "Heart of a Badger" football camp Sunday at the Saints' practice facility. Mathieu, who hosted a weekend of events that included a "Taste of New Orleans" welcome party and a celebrity kickball game, said it's important for him to give back to a community that supported him so much during some turbulent times in his life. "First and foremost, I embody everything that is New Orleans, that is Louisiana," said Mathieu, who said the city has dealt with a lot of adversity and had to overcome and build back "like me."

Adam Schefter ESPN Senior Writer 

Chiefs and Jets agreed to trade terms for LB Darron Lee, league source tells ESPN. A 6th-round pick in 2020 for Lee, per league source.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Juan Thornhill, a second-round draft pick, signed with the Chiefs. Thornhill will be given a shot to win one starting safety spot. The other is occupied by Tyrann Mathieu.

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Chiefs backup QB EJ Manuel has retired. He was signed earlier this offseason.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt on the passing of Gunther Cunningham: “My family and I are deeply saddened to hear the news of Gunther's passing. During his nine seasons as defensive coordinator and two as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, he led some of the most feared defenses in our franchise's history with his energetic and motivating coaching style. Gunther made a tremendous impact on so many lives on and off the playing field in nearly five decades of coaching. Our heartfelt condolences go out to René, Natalie, Adam and the entire Cunningham family during this difficult time.”

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Team Stats

Passing Yards309.73rd
Rushing Yards115.916th
Points For35.31st
Points Against26.324th