Kansas City Chiefs News, April 29: Chiefs To Explore New Stadium Options, QB Patrick Mahomes Won the Draft, and More

The NFL Draft is over, and the Kansas City Chiefs have been touted as having one of the best weekends. Here's more on that and stadium news.

Arrowhead Stadium has been the home of the Kansas City Chiefs since Aug. 12, 1972. There have been a multitude of AFC West titles won, dominance in the playoffs, an intense crowd, and much more to come from Kansas City home games.

Now, it’s all set to change. That and more in today’s Chiefs news.

Kansas City Chiefs News Today

Chiefs To Explore New Stadium Options

Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt announced that the team would decide to plan to play somewhere else, following the expiration of the lease at Arrowhead Stadium. Voters in Jackson County, Missouri — where Kansas City is located — voted against a sales tax measure that would’ve been used to fund renovations for Arrowhead Stadium and fund a new downtown stadium for the Royals, per ESPN’s Adam Teicher.

“We will approach it from a broader perspective going forward because time is short for us at this point and so we need to see what other options are out there for us,” Hunt said. “When we started on this process three years ago, it felt like we had a very long time, a long runway with about 9.5 [years] left on our lease. We’re now down to 6.5 and so I do feel very much of a sense of urgency.

“Arrowhead is a special place for our family and our fan base. That was one of the reasons that we focused on it with the last effort, but going forward it may make more sense for us to be in a new stadium.”

The Chiefs could look to build a new stadium in Kansas City, Kansas going forward.

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GM Brett Veach Makes Team Day 2 Winner of NFL Draft

It seems like the rich get richer. That may certainly be the case with Kansas City as the defending Super Bowl champions have kicked their offense into warp speed by selecting Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy with the No. 28 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. The team continued to be aggressive throughout the draft and didn’t rest on its laurels.

Pro Football Network’s Dallas Robinson has the Chiefs as one of the winners of Day 2 of the NFL Draft.

“Kansas City Chiefs GM Brett Veach is pretty good at this,” Robinson wrote. One day after moving up two picks to grab Texas WR Xavier Worthy, the Chiefs made another small trade on Day 2. Kansas City gave up picks No. 64 and 173 to acquire Nos. 63 and 211 from the San Francisco 49ers before grabbing BYU OT Kingsley Suamataia.”

READ MORE: Winners and Losers of Day 2

QB Patrick Mahomes Won the Draft

Oh, and one more thing. Now that the draft is over, Patrick Mahomes is a winner too. That’s according to Robinson, who believes that Mahomes has been set up for more future success with Kansas City’s draft.

“Life is good for Patrick Mahomes,” Robinson said. “He’s fresh off winning his third Super Bowl in four years, and the Kansas City Chiefs used their first two draft picks to find him a new wide receiver and left tackle.”

KEEP READING: Winners and Losers From the 2024 NFL Draft

NFL Writer Gives Chiefs ‘A’ Grade for Draft

Yahoo Sports’ Charles McDonald is high on the Chiefs 2024 Draft. While not every selection was among his favorites, he was impressed with one pick in particular.

“This was one of the best picks in the entire draft,” McDonald wrote. “The Chiefs were slated to start Wanya Morris at left tackle, prompting them to trade up for the immensely talented Suamataia. The BYU product is raw, but he’s stout, incredibly strong and has an NFL-ready body to keep pass rushers away from Patrick Mahomes while he works on his technique. Suamataia has attainable All-Pro upside. This pick was awesome.”

CONTINUE READING: Complete 2024 NFL Draft Grades

Kansas City Picks Up Notable UDFAs

Just because the NFL Draft was completed on Saturday didn’t mean the Chiefs were done. The team continued to scour over the undrafted free-agent market and made several notable signings.

Among them was UCLA running back Carson Steele, who had 1,556 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns in his 2022 season at Ball State, along with 847 rushing yards and six touchdowns in 2023 at UCLA. Curtis Jacobs, a Penn State standout linebacker who can play a multitude of positions in the front seven, will join him.

READ MORE: Chiefs UDFA Tracker

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