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The AFC West has recently been criticized by NFL fans as being one of the weaker divisions in the NFL. Over the past years the Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, and now even the San Diego Chargers have been looked at as bottom tier teams. However, there is still plenty of talent in the division. The Denver Broncos are now one of the best teams in the NFL and both the Chiefs and Chargers have the potential to become competitors this year.
As we approach the beginning of the season, it is time to look at who the real playmakers will be this year. In the AFC West, there are plenty of Pro Bowl level players and even a few future Hall of Famers. Here are the best players in the division position by position.
Peyton Manning (Peter Aiken / AP)
Quarterback: Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos
Manning is one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Just last season, he threw for more than 4,500 yards and 37 touchdowns. Let’s not forget that he has been to 12 Pro Bowls as well as wo...
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Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was back at practice on Sunday after suffering a foot injury during practice last week, per the Associated Press.
Charles said it was the first time he’d had this type of foot strain, calling the injury “weird” and that “it was definitely scary” because it affected the way he runs.
When asked whether there was any hesitation about practicing...
According to the Kansas City Star, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles returned to practice on Sunday.Fantasy Spin:Charles missed most of the week after straining his foot. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks, Charles should be in uniform for KC's season opener at Jacksonville on September 8th.
They both said about the same thing, emphasizing blitz pickup and communication as key elements that need to improve. The offense gave up seven sacks against the vaunted 49ers defense and Smith didn't play well, but along with Reid and Smith, Chiefs' players were quick in answering what they needed to do to get better, 'watching tape, learn from our mistakes and correct them.'
Kansas City coach Andy Reid was quite frank in his evaluation of third year receiver Jonathan Baldwin, ‘We gave him the opportunity this week and you have to catch the football.’ The team said they were giving Baldwin a fresh start last week, but it seems that start has gotten stale quick.
Breaking News out of Gold Country today. According to CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco and KCChiefs.com, The San Francisco 49ers have traded First Round Bust Wide Receiver A.J Jenkins to the Chiefs for other First Round Bust Wide Receiver Jonathan Baldwin.
Drafted out of Pittsburgh with the 26th pick in the first round in 2011, Baldwin brings a 6’4 230 pound frame, much larger than...
A.J. Jenkins never thought he'd be back in Kansas City so soon.
The former first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers played in a preseason game against the Chiefs on Friday night at Arrowhead Stadium. On Tuesday morning, he was wearing a white shirt with that familiar arrowhead logo while participating in a walk-through before practice.
Such is the NFL, where life can be...
Injured running back Jamaal Charles plans to return to Chiefs practice Sunday, though coach Andy Reid wouldn't say how much he'll participate or whether Charles will play in next weekend's preseason game at Pittsburgh.
Charles sat out Friday night's 15-13 loss to the San Francisco after straining his right foot in practice earlier in the week. The Chiefs' offense...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tools? Jon Baldwin had enough tools to fill three of Batman's utility belts, or so the legend went.
In the spring of 2011, the University of Pittsburgh star wideout measured 6-foot-4 and change. He ran a 40 in 4.51. He boasted a vertical of 42 inches and a 6-8 wingspan. If Calvin Johnson was Megatron, Baldwin had the goods to turn himself into a pretty decent...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Injured running back Jamaal Charles plans to return to Chiefs practice Sunday, though coach Andy Reid wouldn't say how much he'll participate or whether Charles will play in next weekend's preseason game at Pittsburgh.
Charles sat out Friday night's 15-13 loss to the San Francisco after straining his right foot in practice earlier in the week...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- First, the good news: Donnie Avery still goes from 0 to 60 in about two seconds flat.
Of his touches in 2012, six went for 25 yards or more. Of his targets, eight went for more than 40 yards. In his younger days, the new Kansas City Chiefs wideout was clocked at a 4.27 in the 40-yard dash. The cat's a genuine home-run threat every time he gets the ball in...
We can play connect the dots when it comes to the trade that sent Chiefs receiver Jon Baldwin to the 49ers for receiver A.J. Jenkins, but that matters very little now. Kansas City has a talented young man who is going to get an opportunity to show his late bloomer college status wasn’t a fluke.
Continuing on with our NFL Divisional Preview series, today we take a look at the AFC West.
All teams are listed in order of their project finish.
Denver Broncos – Denver has been the frontrunner in this division since the moment they were knocked out of the playoffs by the Ravens and continuing throughout the offseason. Most, including me had them running away with the division...
Last year, the Kansas City Chiefs were the worst team in the league. Over the offseason, they brought in a great new coach, Andy Reid, and a couple of good players.I'm honestly not sure why they did so poorly. Maybe it was bad leadership, but the veteran and impact-player presence wasn't an issue.The Chiefs now have plenty of stars on offense, with the newly-added Alex Smith...
Tweet After just one season with the team, the San Francisco 49ers have decided to swap disappointing 2012 first-round receiver A.J. Jenkins to the Kansas City Chiefs for fellow first-round bust Jonathan Baldwin. “We would like to thank A.J. for his efforts as a member of the 49ers and wish him all the best with […]
In one of the rare non-draft day NFL trades involving starters, the San Fransisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs have exchanged fellow 1st round disappointments , A.J. Jenkins and Jonathan Baldwin. Baldwin was the 26th pick of the 2011 Draft for KC , while Jenkins was the 30th pick of the 2012 Draft. Jenkins […]