The Kansas City Chiefs offense is quite possibly one of the best offenses of all time, however, they still have some things to figure out if they’d like to take another step forward. Here are some problems they are going to have to figure out in 2020.
Incorporating Clyde Edwards-Helaire into the offense
It’s no secret that Andy Reid loves to throw the football, but the Chiefs just drafted the aforementioned RB in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Damien Williams and LeSean McCoy were both under utilized in the run game, and were rarely targeted in the passing game. Just like Mecole Hardman, we will not see Clyde on the field for the majority of snaps until late in the season, but that does not mean he can not make an impact early. An attempt should be made to incorporate more inside zone runs so that Clyde can get a feel for what this offense is going to be like moving forward.
An increase in targets for Mecole Hardman
Mecole Hardman is going to receive more targets in 2020. His route running has improved substantially and he has had an entire offseason to focus on the x’s and o’s. The only problem is… Sammy Watkins. After “requesting” an increase in targets in a recent interview, he has made it known that he feels underutilized in the Chiefs offense and would like at least 100 targets in the upcoming season. However, on less than half of the receptions, Hardman doubled Watkins touchdown numbers. Hardman NEEDS to be a feature of this offense in 2020.
The offensive line needs to improve
Stephen Wisniewski was the catalyst that bolstered the line last year and with his departure the Chiefs need to fill the void that he has left. Lucas Niang was a great value pick in the 3rd round of the draft, but with his injury it will be some time before he actually sees the field. Andrew Wylie also provided some much needed support when Eric Fischer went down, but he will need to take some major steps forward before the Chiefs have an offensive line that they feel comfortable protecting their franchise QB in the backfield.