Opinion

One player from every NFL team the Chiefs wished they had

While the Chiefs have one of the best rosters in the league, it is always compelling to imagine ways to improve and bring in more talent for Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes.

Today, we’ll take a look at each NFL roster other than the Chiefs and pluck one player we wish we could see in the red and gold in 2020.

Arizona Cardinals – WR DeAndre Hopkins

While the Chiefs are set at wideout, having Hopkins would make this offense unstoppable. Mahomes might break every record in the book with Hill, Hopkins, and Kelce.

Atlanta Falcons – C Alex Mack

Mack would bring stability to the interior of the offensive line, a group that struggled during the 2019 season.

Baltimore Ravens – CB Marlon Humphrey

One of the best young corners in the game, would solidify the Chiefs CB group opposite Charvarius Ward.

Buffalo Bills – CB Tre’Davious White

Much like Humphrey, White would bolster the Chiefs secondary and become the CB1, with Ward becoming a solid CB2.

Carolina Panthers – RB Christian McCaffery

McCaffery is one of the best running backs in the game and would be an instant upgrade over Damien Williams.

Chicago Bears – LB Khalil Mack

One of the best pass rushers in the game, would be an amazing addition to sack nation.

Cincinnati Bengals – WR John Ross III

Even though A.J. Green is the Bengals WR1, Andy Reid would have a field day figuring out all of the ways he could utilize Ross’ 4.2 speed, and it would be a sight to see him and Hill on the field at the same time.

Cleveland Browns – DE Myles Garrett

There is a lot of edge rushers on this list, and the reasoning is simple. Another edge rusher opposite Frank Clark along with Chris Jones up the middle would make the Chiefs pass-rush unit the best in the league.

Dallas Cowboys – RB Ezekiel Elliott

Elliott would bring the consistent run game that has been missing since the release of Kareem Hunt.

Denver Broncos – LB Von Miller

Miller is one of the best pass rushers in the league and is the best player on the Broncos. This was a no-brainer.

Detroit Lions – CB Jeff Okudah

Even without playing an NFL snap yet, Okudah has the potential to be a stub CB1 on a Lions team without any true superstar.

Green Bay Packers – CB Jaire Alexander

Once again, a young stub cornerback who would solidify the position for years to come.

Houston Texans – DE J.J. Watt

Three-time Defensive Player of the Year Award winner and five-time All-Pro, sometimes it is as easy as this one.

Indianapolis Colts – LG Quenton Nelson

Nelson is the best in the league at a position the Chiefs struggle at. A match made in heaven, at least in this mock scenario.

Jacksonville Jaguars – DE Yannick Ngakoue

Ngakoue wants out of Jacksonville and would make Sack Nation even more lethal.

Los Angeles Chargers – SS Derwin James

James is another athletic piece that Spagnuolo could use on the second level to bring more creativity to the team’s scheme.

Los Angeles Rams – DT Aaron Donald

Donald plus Jones, could you even imagine?

Miami Dolphins – CB Byron Jones

One of the best corners in the game, an instant upgrade for any team.

Minnesota Vikings – RB Dalvin Cook

Cook ran for over 1,100 yards in 2019, and the Chiefs offense would be borderline unstoppable with that kind of production on the ground.

New England Patriots – CB Stephon Gilmore

The best corner in the game, and the reigning DPOY. This is one of those that answer for themselves.

New Orleans Saints – RB Alvin Kamara

Kamara’s dual-threat ability would give opposing D.C.’s another component to plan for when trying to prepare for Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce.

New York Giants – RB Saquon Barkley

Barkley alongside Mahomes and Co. would spell doom on the rest of the league, as the Chiefs wouldn’t have a problem racing up and down the field with ease.

New York Jets – SS Jamal Adams

Spagnuolo would enjoy having Tyrann Mathieu, Juan Thornhill, and Adams at his disposal. The Chiefs defense would only improve, and Mathieu would have more freedom to play a rover type of role.

Oakland Raiders – C Rodney Hudson

We have reached a stretch of interior lineman, and we start with the former Chief who bring stability to the center spot.

Philadelphia Eagles – C Jason Kelce

Kelce would be an upgrade over current starter Austin Reiter and having the Kelce brothers together would be an entertaining storyline.

Pittsburgh Steelers – RG David DeCastro

DeCastro has been a staple on the Pittsburgh offensive line for years, and would become a staple next to Schwartz on the right side in KC.

San Francisco 49ers – LB Fred Warner

While it would have been very easy to take Joey Bosa, Warner would fill a bigger need for the Chiefs and is one of the best young linebackers in the league.

Seattle Seahawks – LB Bobby Wagner

Wagner is the best Seahawk not named Russell Wilson and is one of the best linebackers in the game.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – LB Shaquil Barrett

The 2019 sack leader could put up similar numbers in Kansas City opposite Clark and with Jones rushing up the middle.

Tennessee Titans – RB Derrick Henry

Henry’s pounding running game plus the Chiefs speed on the outside would help the Chiefs average 40+ per game.

Washington Redskins – DE Chase Young

Similar to Okudah, Young is set to be a stud at the NFL level, and would thrive off of Jones and Clark rushing with him.

As you can see, many players who play the same positions have similar reasoning. Running backs would only improve an already explosive offense, while cornerbacks and linebackers would improve some of the team’s weakest position groups.

Safeties and pass rushers aren’t the team’s biggest needs, but a combination of any of the above with the Chiefs current defensive line would strike fear into any offensive line.

While it is captivating thinking of all of these possibilities, the Chiefs still are set up in a strong position to defend their first Super Bowl championship since 1969.

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