Kansas City Chiefs News, March 29: Chris Jones Named NFL’s Best Defensive Tackle, Andy Reid Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Kansas City Chiefs, including Chris Jones being named the NFL's best defensive tackle, Andy Reid's first pitch, and more.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Kansas City Royals on opening day. Following Reid’s impressive pitch, Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes questioned if it was a strike or not on social media.

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While the Chiefs are still enjoying their rewards for winning Super Bowl 58, the front office has likely shifted its attention to the 2024 NFL Draft, where some expect Kansas City to address the offensive line with its first-round pick. All of that and more in today’s Chiefs news!

NFL DT Rankings 2024: Who Gets Top Spot After Aaron Donald Retirement?

Following the retirement of former Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the top spot at defensive tackle is up for grabs heading into next season.

According to Pro Football Network’s Dakota Randall, Chiefs DT Chris Jones is currently ranked in Donald’s old spot. Jones is a dominant force that Kansas City made sure to reward this offseason with a massive extension.

READ MORE: 2024 NFL Defensive Tackle Rankings

2024 NFL Free Agency Landing Spots: Best Fits for Ryan Tannehill, J.K. Dobbins, Odell Beckham Jr., and Others

While most of the bigger names in free agency have found their new teams, there are several players still available who could come in and contribute in 2024.

PFN’s Dallas Robinson played matchmaker and named the best fits for the top remaining free agents. According to him, Kansas City is a perfect fit for offensive tackle Mekhi Becton.

CONTINUE READING: Landing Spots for Best Remaining Free Agents

NFL Win Totals 2024: Chiefs, 49ers, and Ravens Among Early Top Contenders

Following their overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 58, the Chiefs are widely viewed as the best team in the NFL. Therefore, it’s no surprise that they sit at the top of DraftKings’ NFL win totals for next season.

Only the Niners are tied with the Chiefs for the highest projected win total in 2024.

KEEP READING: Projected Team Win Totals for 2024

Joe Broback’s Latest 2024 NFL Mock Draft

Kansas City is in good shape heading into the 2024 NFL Draft, but they have yet to re-sign former starting left tackle Donovan Smith. With this in mind, PFN’s Joe Broback released his latest mock draft and has the Chiefs addressing its OL at No. 32 overall.

In fact, Broback has Kansas City selecting one of the most intriguing offensive tackles in this year’s stacked group of offensive linemen.

READ MORE: Pro Football Network’s Latest Mock Draft

Andy Reid Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch, Patrick Mahomes Questions His Throw

Reid threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Thursday for the Royals. In honor of opening day, Reid threw the pitch to former Royals legendary third baseman George Brett. It was a crossover event for the ages in Kansas City sports. Despite Reid’s impressive throw, Mahomes questioned if it was a strike or ball on social media.

SOURCE: Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star and Patrick Mahomes on X 

Saquon Barkley Is Impressed by Kansas City’s Dynastic Run of Success

Philadelphia Eagles running back Saquon Barkley joined the latest episode of the New Heights podcast. While Barkley discussed several topics, he made sure to praise Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce for Kansas City’s dominant run in recent years. Barkley admitted how tough the NFL is and how much respect he has for Kelce, Mahomes, and the Chiefs.

CONTINUE READING: Saquon Barkley Impressed by Kansas City’s Success

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