AFC West

The Kansas City Chiefs Must Add Skill Players to Return to the Playoffs in 2016

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16: Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks to pass against the New England Patriots during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs season and winning streak came to an end as the New England Patriots defeated the Chiefs 27-20. The Chiefs 10 game win streak is over, but they should return next season as playoff contenders.

The Chiefs have a talented defense with a strong secondary that includes cornerback and potential Defensive Rookie of the Year Marcus Peters and All-Pro safety and potential free agent Eric Berry. The linebackers include Justin Houston and potential free agents Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson. The Chiefs should resign these players if they would like to keep one of the league’s best defense’s in tact.

On the offensive side of the ball, the Chiefs have quarterback Alex Smith who is not asked to make difficult throws, but is able to make all the short and intermediate throws he’s asked to do. Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware emerged as competent running backs and creates an issue at the running back position on how to handle Jamaal Charles.

At the skill positions, the Chiefs have tight end Travis Kelce and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, but without these two skill players the Chiefs are void of talent. The Chiefs must add help outside of these two players. When one of these players is hurt the offense does not function the same. Wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey is a free agent and it would be wise for the Chiefs to not consider signing Jeffery to help open up the passing game

 we appreciate the support this year. Apologize for coming up short. We will be back,” Maclin tweeted postgame about the team’s loss. The Kansas City Chiefs have talent on the roster, but Andy Reid must add pieces to this roster to put the Chiefs back into playoff contention for 2016.

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