AFC West enemies Broncos, Raiders and Chargers target World Champion Chiefs

Super Bowl champs on everybody’s radar/

Division rivals chasing Chiefs.

Blog King, Mass Appeal

KANSAS CITY — Former Oakland Raiders head coach John Madden once said, “speed kills,” and our Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs are living proof of that. Arnie Stapleton of the Associated Press concocted an editorial delineating the impact KC is having on the personnel decisions of AFC West division rivals. The Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers added speed in the 2020 NFL Draft to try to catch up with the Roadrunner Chiefs.

Right now they’re Wile E. Coyote.

Look, the NFL is a copycat league.

So we can’t blame KC’s opponents for trying.

After all, Patrick Mahomes & the Legion of Zoom averaged 39.0 points per game in the playoffs enroute to securing the franchise’s first Super Bowl title in 50 years. The Chiefs have also won the division 4 years in a row and they own a lopsided 29-3 record against AFC West foes in their last 32 games.

“Every move and signing we make we have to have them in mind,” Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said of the Chiefs. “Let’s be honest, the entire league is chasing the Kansas City Chiefs,” said Raiders general manager Mike Mayock. “But we’re in the same division. They keep getting faster and more athletic, more dynamic every time you turn around.”

The Denver Broncos burned their first two draft picks on speedy wideouts Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler to keep up with KC’s Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins. They added nifty tight end Albert Okwuegbunam two rounds later. “We just feel like we had to add that explosiveness,” said Broncos GM John Elway.

Now the million dollar question: Did the Broncos, Raiders and Chargers do enough?

Only time will tell.

“They’re the world champs,” Mayock said.

“I’ve known Andy Reid for a lot of years. Watching the way he and Brett Veach approach the draft, all they do is get faster. They drafted that great running back (Clyde Edwards-Helaire) from LSU, then they drafted Willie Gay, the linebacker I love. They keep getting faster and keep raising the bar.”

Will the Broncos, Raiders and Chargers finally catch the Chiefs?

Share your thoughts.


  1. Chiefs are 1 and done anyhow. They deserved the trophy last year but won’t get another for decades.

  2. Adding speed is ALWAYS a good thing. Of course you gotta handle it like any professional does.

  3. Raiders stock is going way up!…lookout Chefs!

  4. @Steve: Well, good luck boys, the Chiefs still have Patrick Mahomes and you don’t, THAT is the biggest difference.

  5. Will take many years for Denver or Raiders to catchup with KC. SD is probably little closer.

  6. XD An exercise in futility. They can add all the receivers they want, but there’s only ONE MVPatrick!

  7. there only problem is that they don’t a a Patrick Hommes as they QB

  8. Mayock, you need to competition all over the field, signing Mariotta and him accepting to be a back up does not push the average quaterback you have, should’ve both in Cam Newton to have competition at the QB position. Average QB average season.

  9. Broncos and Chargers have a chance. The Raiders have no chance as long as Derek Carr is the QB. He’s too scared to throw the ball beyond 5 yards.

  10. So who on the Chiefs will have to get traded of let go when Mahomes signs his mega deal of 40 million per year. That will be the down fall of the chiefs.

  11. Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders all have there own stadiums…. B.C.R all have fans… BCR have all won the SB…. Chargers are the handicapped kid on the street. Small yellow bus pulling up to the stadium…

  12. Chiefs own this division for the next 5-10 years and it is not even close as long as this team avoids significant injuries and departures.

  13. If you wanna hang with KC, you better get some speedy secondary help.

  14. LOL, good luck.

  15. it really doesn’t matter how many fast receivers these teams draft. first off, none of those receivers will guard the Chiefs offensive talent. second, none of those teams have very good quarterbacks, let alone a league MVP. third, none of those teams have the offensive mind of Andy Reid calling plays and coaching up talent. lastly, the Raiders have been drafting speed for decades, how is that working out?
    the AFC will be a fight between Chiefs, Ravens and Colts for years to come, the other 3 teams in the AFC West are laughable.

  16. Broncos get 10+wins this year! Playoffs baby!!

  17. I’m a huge Chiefs fan and know winning back to back bowls is very challenging. While I think the Chiefs could possibly do it (that is the rationale football fan speaking) it will be tough. I think all 3 of the other teams did good jobs in the draft and I look for the AFC west to be one of the toughest divisions. But you do have to give the nod to the Chiefs simply because they are return champs and have owned the division for 4 years.

    Now the Fanatical in me (fan is derived from the word fanatic meaning “a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal”) … My Chiefs are unstoppable and will be the first 3 peat in the modern Era! The rest of the AFC West is our Beaaaches 🙂

  18. Hard to win a super bowl even harder to defend the title

  19. Maybe they will all be within 14 points of the chiefs every game instead of losing by 28.

  20. In Mayock we trust!

  21. No Country For Normal Men

    Imagine Julio Jones with Patrick Mahomes and the Legion of Zoom? Lmao… I think a 100 point game could be possible with Tyreek, Watkins, Hardman, Julio and Helaire. That being a 100 points by the Chiefs alone not combined.

  22. Let’s go BRONCOS!

  23. That’s my team go chiefs

  24. Christopher Clarke

    R A I D E R S! Love this draft!

  25. Morris Covington

    Mayock is a old school throw back…Taylor made for the Raiders RN4L

  26. Chester Cheetah

    chargers are gonna regret drafting kenneth murray………… he’s way overrated

  27. Joe Joe Zuniga

    @Chester Cheetah: The afc west in general have two of the teams that are going to run the freaking ball all the time..Denver and Vegas..kc just drafted one of the shiftiest backs to come out of college and who can fact all three of the opposing backs can catch.. the Murray pick is more important than ever this season..

  28. After the Superbowl, Andy Reid was spotted smiling as he walked off the field. But the reason was baffling, it was not the fact his team just won the championship breaking a long drought, and uniting bandwagon fans throughout Kansas and Missouri. It was at this moment, coach Reid remembered he had a cheesecake waiting for him in his office fridge…

  29. Raider fan here for 42 years
    I give the Raiders an even A in the draft. They filled their needs nicely and got people who love to play football.

  30. Black steel 99

    That’s my team go chiefs

  31. Freddie Ritter

    Mahomes is just getting started! This man is a genius people! The best football player to ever lace em up! 50 years of heartbreak leads to the Gods ruling! Release the Krackin release Mahomes on the nfl

  32. Besides some major injuries I see no reason why we won’t repeat. Speed kills and we have plenty of it. Multitalented offensively and defensively good luck other 31 teams. Go chieeeeeeefs.

  33. Fish Daily Anglers

    I’m a Broncos fan but the chiefs are so fun to watch! They should have been at back-to-back Super Bowls already but Dee Ford cost them that

  34. Chiefs will repeat, Mahomes is such a beast bruh!!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥💯💯💯💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

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