Kansas City Chiefs Skill Players Are Built for Speed in the 2019 NFL Season

Dan Israeli
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Now that Tyreek Hill is officially back in the fold for the upcoming NFL season, the Kansas City Chiefs employ arguably the fastest skill player group in the whole league.

With an athletic, dynamic quarterback in Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs' bevy of burners will have all the time they need to get downfield for deep balls. The creative Any Reid will also utilize his skill guys in the screen game and with quick shovel passes, which have become a signature part of Mahomes' game when the Chiefs enter the red zone.

Hill, of course, is he NFL's premier big-play receiver and is coming off a career season in which he caught 87 balls for 1,479 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. He also had 151 rushing yards and one rushing TD last season, as well as a punt return TD. Hill led the NFL last year in 20+ yard receptions (27) and 40+ yard receptions (eight).

Sammy Watkins and Damien Williams also have ample speed, and provide Mahomes with more big-play threats if and when defenses load up on Hill. Watkins had seven grabs of 20+ yards last season, despite catching just 40 balls in total. Williams was phenomenal when he took over as lead back last season, with multiple 20+ yard plays as a runner and receiver.

The key addition, and X-factor, to the Chiefs' offense this year could be rookie Mecole Hardman. With a combine 40-yard dash time (4.33) that narrowly beat out Hill (4.34), Hardman has the potential to break off some monster plays this season, considering all of attention the other players (not to mention tight end Travis Kelce) will draw from opposing defenses.

Don't be surprised if you see a heavy increase in oxygen masks on the opposing sidelines at Chiefs games this NFL season.

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