The New England Patriots were the last dynasty the NFL had seen, and they chose to speak softly while carrying a big stick, winning on the field, but not saying much off it.
Well, it seems that a new contender is emerging in the AFC, and they’re doing quite the opposite.
The Kansas City Chiefs are reigning Super Bowl Champions, and they have one of the most talent-laden — if not the most — roster in the NFL. And, most importantly, they have the best quarterback in the league, with tons of weapons around him, as well as one of the most innovative offensive minds in Andy Reid calling the shots.
And now that they’ve won one title, there’s already been some dynasty talk circulating. Chris Jones, who recently signed a massive four-year, $85 million contract, came right out and declared that the Chiefs were looking to establish a dynasty. Fellow teammate Tyreek Hill shared some similar sentiments, elaborating on the Michael Jordan-like dominance they look to have over the rest of the NFL.
“Well, I’m not gonna say he’s telling a fib,” Hill said, via ESPN. “But Chris Jones, he’s definitely a man of his word, and we’re definitely creating something special here in KC, so I don’t see why not. Why say five? Why not go seven rings? Right now we’re just chasing [Michael] Jordan, so that’s what we do. So I’m going over five, and I’m saying seven.”
Good luck with all that. Establishing a dynasty in the salary cap era is difficult enough, as is repeating as champions. The Chiefs are, we believe, the best team in the NFL, on paper, but there’s some luck and so many other X-Factors involved in winning a title. Winning three Super Bowls would be a momentous achievement, even.