So what’s next for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2023?
The Kansas City Chiefs took control in the second half of Super Bowl LVII and came away with a 38-35 victory. What lies ahead for Andy Reid’s club?
It’s been quite a run for a franchise that owns the longest active playoff streak (8 years from 2015-2022) and has won seven consecutive AFC West titles dating back to 2016.
The Kansas City Chiefs have hosted five straight conference championships games, reached the Super Bowl three of the last four years, and walked away with the Lombardi Trophy in 2019 (VLIV) and in ’22 (LVII).
Andy Reid has spent 10 seasons with this franchise, has reached the playoffs nine times, and has yet to experience a losing campaign. Thanks to general manager Brett Veach, the club is loaded with a lot of young and talented players.
What’s Next for the Kansas City Chiefs?
Via ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Eric Bieniemy will be the Washington Commanders’ assistant head coach/offensive coordinator. That leaves an opening on Reid’s staff and NFL reporter Albert Breer speculates that former Chiefs’ offensive coordinator Matt Nagy could wind up returning to Kansas City. There could be some more shuffling of the Chiefs’ offensive coaching staff as well.
Biggest Offseason Concern?
More than a handful of players who started Super Bowl LVII vs. the Eagles could test free agency. That includes tackles Orlando Brown Jr. and Andrew Wylie, as well as wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster. On the other side of the ball, defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi and rangy safety Juan Thornhill are among the 16 potential unrestricted free agents (via Spotrac) for the Super Bowl LVII champions.
No team has repeated as Super Bowl champions since the New England Patriots turned the trick in 2003 (XXXVIII) and ’04 (XXXIX). It may be a bit too early for “dynasty” talk, but a year from now it could be a discussion point if the Chiefs are able to make it back-to-back titles and three Lombardi Trophies in five years. Of course, that’s quite the IF.