Commentary by: Joe Mama
2019: Chiefs Reborn


 

 

September 18th, 2019

Kansas City, Missouri

 

The 2019 iteration of the National Madden League Kansas City Chiefs marks the return of the once vaunted team and their former Power Bowl winning GM/Owner; Joe Decker. After being conspicuously absent the latter half of the 2018 season, Decker and the Chiefs are excited to return to the virtual gridiron.

 

When asked for his thoughts on the upcoming season, Decker responded with “Guarded Optimism. We definitely have the front seven on Offense and Defense to compete with the top teams in the league, but our youth in the skill positions could be our undoing.”

 

Decker could be on to something with his thoughts as the Chiefs welcome Nine Rookies to the active roster to begin the season, including QB Dwayne Haskins. Haskins, 2018 Maxwell and Heisman Finalist, has definitely shown signs of promise in Chiefs camp. In his lone season at Ohio State, the quarterback threw for 50 touchdowns with only 8 interceptions. However, he did play only a single season. Should he faulter, the Chiefs can turn to the crafty veteran talents of Ryan Fitzpatrick. 

 

The Chiefs feature one of the most dominating Offensive Lines in the league and will definitely be the source of their success with the ball this year as the Thunder and Lighting tandem of Tarik Cohen and Kareem Hunt look towards a bounce back year. 

 

Defensively the Chiefs once again feature a stout defensive front led by Jurel Casey and top DL drafted, Quinnen Williams. Williams, the first round pick, was seen arguably as the best linemen talent in the draft. As the Chiefs parted ways with All-Pro Aaron Donald during last season, Williams will have some large shoes to fill.

 

As is the case with most seasons in the NML, the Chiefs will rely heavily on their “bend but don’t break” defense which could prove to be difficult in a division highlighted by defending Power Bowl champion Scott Bramhall and his Denver Broncos. Add in the likes of Jon “Bombs Away” Van Trease’s Raiders and a former NML owner making his return in Joe Crocker with the Chargers, the Chiefs could see themselves battling to stay out of the basement in the West this season.