Too many Chiefs fans, this season may be considered not as successful as hoped. When you compare this season to the last, it was not as successful. However, only one other team had a better season than Kansas City.
With a 14-2 record at the seasons’ end, the Chiefs did something they have never done before in the regular season. Kansas City did make it to their second straight Super Bowl and their third consecutive AFC Championship appearance.
Even with a Super Bowl loss, the Chiefs season will not be forgotten. Obviously, we know who the Chiefs best player was. Patrick Mahomes did not have a season like 2018, but he was still a top-three player in the league.
However, the best position group this year had to be the wide receivers for Kansas City. Yes, that means players like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, who were insanely good this season.
Chiefs Best Position Group in 2020
It is no secret that Travis Kelce was maybe the best receiver in the league this past year, and he isn’t even labeled a receiver. The veteran tight end had a historic season that helped his team make it back to the big game.
In 18 games this season, Travis Kelce displayed why he is the undisputed best tight end in the league. Kelce’s 1776 yards were a top of the league, along with the 14 touchdowns he received from Patrick Mahomes.
However, with Kelce, it’s all about the route running, in which he is one of the league’s best as well. Pro Football Focus graded Travis Kelce at a 93.6 on the season, making him one of the league’s highest-graded offensive players.
As we all know, Tyreek Hill is also a big reason the Chiefs had so much success this season. Hill was the second highest-graded player on the Chiefs receiving core with an 84.8.
Hill also got it done in the receiving category with 1631, with 617 of those coming after the catch. If that number does not help explain his explosiveness, then I don’t know what will.
Tyreek Hill also broke the Chiefs single-season touchdown record previously held by Dwayne Bowe with 15 touchdowns. The Chiefs receiving unit was on fire this year, and there is no hiding it.
Of course, there were some cons to the group during the year. Sammy Watkins did not play a lot this year and was injury-prone for most of the season. Mecole Hardman showed flashes but did not make the big second-year jump everyone expected.
To make things even better, the Chiefs will be bringing back almost all of these players. Kansas City will be back and could be even better.
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