Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a Week 3 roundup for the Kansas City Chiefs in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 5
Current contract situation: Under contract through the 2023 season
Jones could be in his final season with the Chiefs. After holding out of training camp looking for a raise, Jones received incentives in a new contract that would allow him to earn more than the $19.5 million he was scheduled to make this season under his old contract, sources told ESPN. The sides were never close to an agreement on a long-term extension. Unless Jones is willing to accept less from the Chiefs to remain in Kansas City next year, it's difficult to picture them coming to an agreement. The franchise tag is a possibility but would probably be too pricey for the Chiefs. -- Adam Teicher
NFL.com -- Rank: 2
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Updated: Thursday, September 7th
Instead of projecting an outright winner and loser in all 272 regular-season games, I've assigned a win probability to each team in every game and totalled them up.
With that said, here are our early AFC West projections for each team including their win total.
1. Kansas City Chiefs - Projected Wins: 10.7
The Chiefs are the defending champs! They have the league's best quarterback and reigning NFL MVP, and one of the best coaches of all time.
Two big challenges could be the absence of Travis Kelce and/or Chris Jones. Kelce has seven consecutive 1,000-yard seasons heading into his age-34 season. While he's been incredibly durable, the offense centers around Kelce and he's currently dealing with a hyper-extended knee. It's possible that only causes him to miss one game, if any, but his status is a reminder of how much his absence could impact the offense.
JuJu Smith-Schuster departed in free agency, and the team is likely to rely on Skyy Moore to lead the receiving corps in receiving and he posted a 22/250/0 line as a second-round rookie last year. The Chiefs also have one of the league's best offensive lines — an elite interior line returns and will be joined by newcomers Donovan Smith and Jawaan Taylor to play tackle.
Meanwhile, Jones was a 2022 AP First-Team All-Pro selection and had a dominant season with 15.5 sacks, the second time of his career with exactly 15.5 sacks). Per PFF, he led all interior defenders with 77 total pressures last season, and the next closest was Dexter Lawrence (63). The Chiefs will have a mediocre defense for as long as Jones continues his holdout.
Continue reading our 2023 NFL Predictions: AFC West
Our Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.
Below you will find our 2023 fantasy football projections for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Patrick Mahomes: Despite losing Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins, Mahomes didn't miss a beat and won his second NFL MVP award in 2022. He threw for 5,250 yards and 41 touchdowns, both of which led the NFL last season. While he doesn't have as much rushing upside as Josh Allen or Jalen Hurts, he has more than 300 rushing yards in three consecutive seasons and multiple rushing scores in five consecutive seasons.
MORE: Continue reading our 2023 Fantasy Football Projections: Kansas City Chiefs
Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2023.
|Week||Date||Opponent||Time (ET) / Tickets|
|Week 1||Thu., Sep. 7||vs. Detroit Lions||L 20-21|
|Week 2||Sun., Sep. 17||at Jacksonville Jaguars||W 17-9|
|Week 3||Sun., Sep. 24||vs. Chicago Bears||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 4||Sun., Oct. 1||at New York Jets||8:20 PM / Tickets|
|Week 5||Sun., Oct. 8||at Minnesota Vikings||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 6||Thu., Oct. 12||vs. Denver Broncos||8:15 PM / Tickets|
|Week 7||Sun., Oct. 22||vs. Los Angeles Chargers||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 8||Sun., Oct. 29||at Denver Broncos||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 9||Sun., Nov. 5||vs. Miami Dolphins||9:30 AM / Tickets|
|Week 11||Mon., Nov. 20||vs. Philadelphia Eagles||8:15 PM / Tickets|
|Week 12||Sun., Nov. 26||at Las Vegas Raiders||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 13||Sun., Dec. 3||at Green Bay Packers||8:20 PM / Tickets|
|Week 14||Sun., Dec. 10||vs. Buffalo Bills||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 15||Mon., Dec. 18||at New England Patriots||8:15 PM / Tickets|
|Week 16||Mon., Dec. 25||vs. Las Vegas Raiders||1:00 PM / Tickets|
|Week 17||Sun., Dec. 31||vs. Cincinnati Bengals||4:25 PM / Tickets|
|Week 18||Sun., Jan. 7||at Los Angeles Chargers||TBD / Tickets|
Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)
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Throughout the year and leading up to the 2024 NFL Draft, we will update our Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Kansas City Chiefs from several prominent sites and draft analysts.
The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Kansas City Chiefs:
32. Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona
ESPN - Todd McShay (5/4)
32. Graham Barton, OT, Duke
32. Tyler Nubin, S, Minnesota
MORE: Continue reading our 2024 Kansas City Chiefs Mock Draft Roundup
The table below are all of the 2023 NFL Draft picks selected by the Kansas City Chiefs.
|1||31||Felix Anudike-Uzomah||EDGE||Kansas State|
|4||119||Chamarri Conner||CB||Virginia Tech|
|5||166||B.J. Thompson||EDGE||Stephen F. Austin|
|7||250||Nic Jones||CB||Ball State|
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