This offseason every expert and pundit, and your friendly neighborhood Arrowhead Addict contributor, is speculating on what the 2018 NFL season will bring. Amidst that speculation certain talking points get regurgitated and recycled without much examination.
I want to address the idea oft-quoted idea that the Chiefs defense is going to take a step back in 2018, which seems to be the prevailing speculation among talking heads. Let’s take a look at the Chiefs defense, and how the 2017 lineup compares to the projected 2018 lineup.
A messy secondary
If I could sum up the 2017 Chiefs defense in one word it would simply be “messy”.