The Kansas City Chiefs managed to pull off quite an impressive Super Bowl run in 2019. They will look to be defending their title during the upcoming season and the offense led by Patrick Mahomes will be critical in those efforts.
There was a noticeable decline in the Chiefs’ offensive production last season compared to their incredible 2018 campaign. Kansas City totaled 451 points scored (5th), 6,067 total yards of offense (6th), and in 2019, which were down by 114 in points and 793 in yards.
There are plenty of factors that appear to have contributed to such a reduction. Opposing teams were torched by the Chiefs in 2018 with Patrick Mahomes tossing 50 touchdown passes and exceeding 5,000 yards. Adjustments in strategy based on available film could have something to do with it.
It’s very difficult for historic offensive production by a team or player to sustain season-to-season considering defenses adjust to what generated such results. That was the case last season for the Chiefs, but they will now get their chance to attack those strategies from the start in 2020.
Perhaps the greatest influence of all is simply that Patrick Mahomes will be healthy to start the 2020 season. He came back early from the knee injury he suffered in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos last year and that appeared to limit him at times after his return.
There is still always room for improvement from any team, unit, or player. With that being said, let’s take a look at how the Chiefs’ offense could be more explosive in 2020.