July 12, 2024

Kansas City Chiefs’ Biggest Remaining Need Revealed

I’M LEAVING: KANSAS CITY  SHOOTING PATRICK MAHOMES HAS SIGNED UP A CONTRACT TO LEAVE KANSAS CITY AND PLAY FOR ANOTHER TEAM…

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his fellow league executives are currently taking the downtime that is a part of the NFL offseason to assess what went right–and wrong–for the league this past season, which culminated in Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs once again hoisting the Lombardi Trophy after winning the Super Bowl. While the Chiefs’ offense looked electric throughout their 2024 playoff run, that same vaunted attack was largely held in check throughout most of the regular season, which was more or less indicative of a league-wide dip in scoring, one that Goodell and his other front office executives are reportedly eager to see reversed.

“Statistically, what gives us concern a little bit is scoring,” Competition Committee chairman Rich McKay said during a recent conference call, per Mike Florio of NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk. “Scoring this year at 43.5 is still above an historical marker, which has kind of been that 43 mark. But we were at 49 points per game during COVID [in 2020], and we went to 45 [in 2021], we went to 43.76 [in 2022], and now we’re down to 43.54.”

Indeed, although NFL offenses are currently as talented and spread out as they’ve ever been, and league scoring is up as a whole overall compared to other eras of the NFL, the point remains that scoring is down across the league overall when compared to more recent seasons.

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