Despite all of the additions in this offseason for the Kansas City Chiefs, it’s hard to believe that anyone would think they would repeat last year’s 7-9 performance. But John Clayton of ESPN thinks just that. With the recent release of his predicted standings for the 2012 season, he has the Chiefs in third place in the AFC West behind the Broncos and Chargers.
The Chiefs have three impact players coming back from injury in Eric Berry, Tony Moeaki and Jamaal Charles. They added Eric Winston and Dontari Poe along with others along the lines. They brought in Kevin Boss as a second tight end and Peyton Hillis as a tandem back. And still the Chiefs can’t earn any respect.
The division is definitely tougher with Peyton Manning leading the Broncos, but the Chargers have made major offensive changes and the Raiders are a mess. It’s hard to imagine the Chiefs winning anything less than 9 games and double-digit wins is even more probable.