The Kansas City Chiefs are loaded with talent on the offensive side of the ball. Patrick Mahomes is the headline, but his surrounding cast are some of the best in the game.
The rest of the AFC West has some up and comers, but aren’t quite ready to take over as the best in the West.
Lets take a look at the best weapon combos in the AFC West.
1. Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill
It is a match made in football heaven. Mahomes and Hill’s skillsets are made for each other. Mahomes ability to make every throw and Hill being arguably the best athlete in all of the NFL have resulted in video game numbers and Super Bowl title.
2. Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce
This might be cheating, but this combo is too good to not have on the list. Really, you could make an argument for them at top spot. Mahomes and Kelce are best friends off the field and their chemistry is evident on the field. They seem to be able to know exactly what each other is thinking on the field. The results speak for themselves.
3. Drew Lock and Courtland Sutton
This may be somewhat of a surprise. The question mark here is whether or not Drew Lock can continue to build on the end of his 2019 campaign. Sutton is a making an argument as one of the top pass catchers in the NFL and that is why they come in at number 3.
4. Derek Carr and Darren Waller
Derek Carr and Darren Waller connected for 90 receptions, 1,145 yards, and 3 touchdowns last year for Las Vegas. Waller is an athletic nightmare for defenses. The Raiders are hoping they can get repeat numbers as they try to keep pace with the high flying Chiefs offense.
5. Tyrod Taylor and Keenan Allen
Keenan Allen has put up great numbers, with over 1,100 yards and 6 touchdowns, in each of his last three seasons. That was with Philip Rivers tossing him the ball. Rivers has moved onto to Indianapolis though and Tyrod Taylor is taking over as the signal caller for the Chargers. It will be interesting to see how the two mesh with a limited offseason.
The AFC west seems to be in an offensive weapons arms race. The Broncos and Raiders both drafted new skill players on the outside and tried to inject as much speed possible. While the Chargers are hoping they found their franchise QB in Justin Herbert.
This all seems to be an effort to keep up with what Kansas City has been able to do the last two years. For now, they are still king when it comes to skill player combos, while everyone else in the west is trying to hunt them down.