Kansas City Chiefs: Welcome to 2019 training camp

The Kansas City Chiefs have officially kicked off the 2019 season. With Chris Jones and Tyreek Hill also in attendance, the Chiefs look to improve from the 2018 season that saw quarterback Patrick Mahomes take home the MVP.

Football fans – the wait is finally over and the 2019 National Football League season is in full swing. All 32 teams have started training camp, and no team has higher expectations than the Kansas City Chiefs. Coming off one of the best seasons in franchise history, the bar has been set high for the Chiefs.

Another bar that has been set high in Kansas City has been the outfits fullback Anthony Sherman has worn coming into camp. It’s safe to say he did not disappoint fans this year.

Not to be outdone, Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt, kicker Harrison Butker, and long snapper James Winchester made an entrance ready to do battle.

With the departures of Justin Houston, Dee Ford, Eric Berry, and Kareem Hunt no longer on the team, the Chiefs will look different in 2019, but that has not slowed the enthusiasm in Chiefs Kingdom. The team faithful packed in to get a view of their team in record numbers.

Kansas City Chiefs camp notes

Tyreek Hill and Chris Jones

The two top storylines that dominated the Chiefs during the offseason was the Chris Jones hold out and the potential suspension of Tyreek Hill. Both not attending would have been a massive blow to a team looking to improve from the success of last season.

When news came out that Hill would not miss any games, and reports came out that Jones would be in attendance, fans anxiously awaited for their arrival.

As they walked down the path leading to the field, fans gave them both a show of support.

Talking to the media, Jones made it clear that he was always planning to attend camp. He stated that “its bigger than me” and that “its for those kids” when talking about Special Olympics KC. Jones is a brand ambassador for both Special Olympics KC and Mosaic Life Care, which is a sponsor for the Chiefs training camp.

As for Hill, he talked to the media for the first time since joining the team. He spoke on how he has learned to appreciate those around him and not take them for granted. Hill stated that he is “working every day to be a better father, a better person, a better citizen, a better teammate, and a better son, too.”

Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce

The best quarterback and tight end duo last season was Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and TE Travis Kelce. The chemistry they built on the field was only matched by the tweets we all saw of the two havings fun during the offseason. From attending NCAA Final Fours to making a teammates wedding memorable, the pair were inseparable.

So when camp opened up, you could see the two were definitely happy to see each other.

On the field, they didn’t skip a beat connecting out of the gate with passes we are all too familiar with.

Mahomes is real-life Madden

There has been no shortage of amazing passes in camp so far as Mahomes seems to be already finding a grove with his weapons. After being short-changed in his Madden rating, Mahomes is out to prove he deserves that 99.

As Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports said via his Twitter:

All last season we heard how Mahomes was doing unbelievable things in training camp. It wasn’t until we had a chance to see him during the season that we were able to truly understand how amazing those passes were. Now, with every tweet, we sit with anticipation, hoping to see those plays out in real game action.

One article is not enough to cover all the highlights that have taken place in St. Joe. So come back next week as I highlight the new-look defense and newest additions to the roster.

As for injuries here is a list of Kansas City Chief players and their status:

DE Tim Ward – DNP – Knee – NFI/reserve prior to camp
LB Darius Harris – DNP – Undisclosed – NFI/active prior to camp
CB Bashaud Breeland – DNP – Thumb laceration
S Jordan Lucas – DNP – Hamstring issues
RB Dam. Williams – DNP – Hamstring issues
OL Mitch Schwartz – left early – Back locked up
CB Keith Reaser – left early – Looks like an Achilles tear
WR Gehrig Dieter – missed time – Back spasm

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