They will be eager to get back to training camp after the bitter way in which last season ended, with the Chiefs wasting a 21-3 lead against the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game and losing in overtime.
The Chiefs have a lot to sort through at training camp. They traded one prominent veteran, wide receiver Tyreek Hill, and declined to re-sign another, safety Tyrann Mathieu. They replenished in many spots through the draft. The Chiefs drafted 10 players, including cornerback Trent McDuffie and defensive end George Karlaftis in the first round.
Here's a 53-man roster projection heading into the summer break:
The Chiefs may choose to retain developmental quarterback Shane Buechele, though the practice squad seems a more likely destination. Mahomes said during offseason practice that he was far ahead physically of where he was at the same time last year, when he was rehabbing from surgery for a turf toe.