Kansas City Chiefs News, April 13: Team Raises Newest Banner, Protection for Patrick Mahomes Arrives in Newest Mock Draft, and More

The latest Kansas City Chiefs news unveils a new banner going viral, while Patrick Mahomes gets a new protector in the latest mock draft.

The Kansas City Chiefs have been gifted a new decoration inside their facility. However, these new additions are usually unveiled by defending Super Bowl champions right before the kickoff of their regular season opener.

Kansas City Chiefs News Today

Along with the viral video of their newest wall decoration, Kansas City turns toward offensive line help in PFN’s newest mock draft headlines today’s Chiefs news!

New Banner Goes Viral

“2023 WORLD CHAMPIONS” didn’t take long to become a new banner inside the Chiefs’ building.

At approximately 2:45 p.m. ET, a video of the Chiefs’ newest wall item went viral.

Still, fans normally wait until the NFL’s Thursday Night Football season opener to watch a banner get raised. This one went inside the team’s indoor facility, and fans will more than likely watch another title banner get raised and unveiled when the Chiefs open the 2024 season.

Who Kansas City plays that night is still to be determined, as the league won’t officially announce the completed regular season schedule until May — with the week of May 8 as the projected timeframe of when weekly games will be fully revealed.

Speed Details Emerge in Rashee Rice Accident

Unfortunately for one member of the champs’ receiving core, Rashee Rice is facing a cloudy NFL future after turning himself in to authorities Thursday.

Rice is facing eight charges for his role in the multi-vehicle accident on North Central Expressway in Dallas — including six counts of collision involving bodily injury. According to the Dallas Morning News Friday, Rice’s speed topped at 119 mph.

Furthermore, the affidavit obtained by the Morning News’ Jamie Landers and Kelli Smith revealed Rice made “multiple aggressive maneuvers to get through traffic” along with SMU cornerback Teddy Knox, who was also involved in the multi-car collision. Knox reportedly was traveling at 116 mph.

Rice turned himself in to Glenn Heights police and was later processed at a regional jail in DeSoto, Texas. The league is yet to announce any form of disciplinary action for Rice, as his actions are considered a violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

READ MORE: Kansas City Chiefs WR Rashee Rice Turns Himself In to Glenn Heights Police Department

Chiefs Grab Future Protector of Patrick Mahomes in Newest Mock Draft

As for the needs of the back-to-back champs, many fans and analysts point to Kansas City adding to the wide receiver unit through the 2024 NFL Draft.

PFN’s Dallas Robinson, though, has the Chiefs adding protection for Patrick Mahomes and Co. Robinson projects Oklahoma tackle Tyler Guyton now landing at No. 32 to the defending champs.

“While we’d like to give Patrick Mahomes another pass catcher at No. 32, we can’t ignore the hole the Chiefs currently have at left tackle. Don’t worry, we’ll give Kansas City more weapons in Rounds 2 and 3,” Robinson said.

“Veteran blindside protector Donovan Smith remains a free agent after starting 12 regular-season games and four playoff contests for the Chiefs last year. While Andy Reid may have faith that 2023 third-rounder Wanya Morris can step in, Tyler Guyton gives the Chiefs an alternative and offers more upside.”

KEEP READING: Dallas Robinson’s Latest 3-Round Mock Draft

Who Can Be Mahomes’ Newest Weapon? SEC Star Picked To Land With Chiefs

While Robinson has K.C. addressing its blindside need in Round 1, he has the Chiefs turning to a Southeastern Conference star in Round 2.

Ricky Persall of Florida is projected to land at 64th overall on the second night of the draft.

Pearsall had an ultra-productive career for the Gators after transferring from Arizona State. The former three-star WR prospect snatched 98 total receptions for 1,626 yards and scored nine touchdowns in his two seasons for the SEC school.

Before heading to Gainesville, Fla., Pearsall’s previous best campaign was his final one at ASU: 48 catches, 580 yards, and four touchdowns in the 2021 season. Ultimately, he ascended with the Gators, leading to a Senior Bowl invite.

PFN’s Ian Cummings called Pearsall “an early-to-mid Day 3 prospect.” However, he adds how Pearsall could sneak into the top 100 of the draft class.

SEE MORE: Ricky Pearsall’s Scouting Report

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