2019 Kansas City Chiefs season
|2019 Kansas City Chiefs season|
|Head coach||Andy Reid|
|General manager||Brett Veach|
|Owner||The Hunt family|
|Home field||Arrowhead Stadium|
The 2019 Kansas City Chiefs season is the franchise's 50th season in the National Football League, their 60th overall, their seventh under head coach Andy Reid, and third under general manager Brett Veach. In the offseason, the Chiefs released their 2nd and 3rd longest tenured players, Justin Houston and Eric Berry.
- 1 NFL Top 100
- 2 Staff
- 3 Roster changes
- 4 Current roster
- 5 Preseason
- 6 Regular season
- 7 References
- 8 External links
NFL Top 100
The Chiefs had six players ranked on NFL Network’s annual Top 100 players countdown, which was tied for second most in the league. Reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes was ranked 4th, the highest ranking ever by a Chiefs player. Additionally, he was the highest ranked player on the countdown that was not ranked in 2018 and was the second highest player ever that was unranked the previous season.
|Bob Sutton||Defensive Coordinator||Fired||Steve Spagnuolo|
|Britt Reid||Defensive Line||Promoted||Brendan Daly|
|Mike Smith||Outside Linebackers||Accepted job with
|Mark DeLeone||Inside Linebackers||Accepted job with
(as linebackers coach)
|Emmitt Thomas||Defensive Backs||Retired||Dave Merritt|
|Al Harris||Defensive Backs/Cornerbacks||Fired||Sam Madison|
|Jay Valai||Defensive quality control||Accepted job
with different team
Below are players signed in the offseason through free agency.
|E. J. Manuel||QB|
Below are players who were released during the offseason
|Leon McQuay III||FS|
Below are players that were signed as a futures players, which are typically players that have not played in a regular season. These players usually spent the previous season on a practice squad.
|Leon McQuay III||SS|
Unrestricted free agents
Below are players with expiring contracts that can sign with any team without the Chiefs receiving any sort of compensation. Also included is if the player resigned with the Chiefs or signed with another team.
|Signed with new team||Resigned|
*As of March 22.
Restricted Free Agents
Below are players with expiring contracts that have three or fewer accrued seasons with the Chiefs that can receive a qualifying offer from any NFL team, the Chiefs can chose to either match the offer or receive a draft pick as compensation depending on the tender placed by the Chiefs which can be 1st round, 2nd, or original round (the pick that was used to draft the player). If no offer sheet is given, the player will receive a one year contract with the Chiefs for a salary based on the tender placed on the player, $2.879 million for a first, $2.023 million for a second, or $1.323 million for an original round tender. If a tender is not placed, the player becomes an unrestricted free agent.
|Jordan Lucas||FS||Original round (6th)||None
|Terrance Smith||ILB||Not placed||None||N/A|
*As of April 15
Exclusive Rights Free Agents
Below are players with two or fewer seasons of tenure with expiring contracts. If the Chiefs makes a qualifying offer (a one-year contract usually at league-minimum salary) the player has no negotiating rights with other teams, and must either sign the tender with the Chiefs or sit out the 2019 season. If a qualifying offer is not made, the player is an unrestricted free agent.
*As of March 13
†As of April 15
Below are any trades that included at least one player. Trades that featured only draft picks being traded for both teams, are listed in NFL Draft section.
|2nd round pick
2020 NFL Draft
|San Francisco 49ers||LB Dee Ford|
|DE Emmanuel Ogbah||Cleveland Browns||S Eric Murray|
|DE Frank Clark
3rd round pick
|Seattle Seahawks||1st & 3rd round pick|
2019 NFL Draft
2nd round pick
2020 NFL Draft
|LB Darron Lee||New York Jets||6th round pick|
2020 NFL Draft
|2||56||Mecole Hardman||Wide Receiver||Georgia|
|3||84||Khalen Saunders||Defensive tackle||Western Illinois|
|6||201||Rashad Fenton||Cornerback||South Carolina|
|214*||Darwin Thompson||Running back||Utah State|
Draft pick trades
- The Chiefs received a sixth round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and a second round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft in exchange for cornerback Marcus Peters and a fourth round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
- The Chiefs traded a fourth round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft in exchange for linebacker Reggie Ragland.
- The Chiefs traded wide receiver Rod Streater and a seventh round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a seventh round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
- The Chiefs traded their first round (29th overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft, their third round (92nd overall) selection in the 2019 Draft, and a 2nd round selection in the 2020 draft to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for defensive end Frank Clark and the Seahawks 3rd round selection (84th overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft.
- The Chiefs traded a second round selection (61st overall) and their 5th round selection (167th overall) to Los Angeles Rams in exchange for the Rams 2nd round selection (56th overall)
Kansas City Chiefs staff
|Week||Date||Kickoff (CDT)||Opponent||Result||Record||Game site||TV||NFL.com|
|1||7:00 p.m.||Cincinnati Bengals||W 38–17||1–0||Arrowhead Stadium||Chiefs TV||Recap|
|2||6:30 p.m.||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 7–17||1–1||Heinz Field||Chiefs TV||Recap|
|3||7:00 p.m.||San Francisco 49ers||Arrowhead Stadium||Chiefs TV|
|4||7:00 p.m.||at Green Bay Packers||Lambeau Field||Chiefs TV|
|Week||Date||Kickoff (CT)||Opponent||Result||Record||Game site||TV||NFL.com|
|1||September 8||12:00 p.m.||at Jacksonville Jaguars||TIAA Bank Field||CBS|
|2||September 15||3:05 p.m.||at Oakland Raiders||RingCentral Coliseum||CBS|
|3||September 22||12:00 p.m.||Baltimore Ravens||Arrowhead Stadium||CBS|
|4||September 29||12:00 p.m.||at Detroit Lions||Ford Field||Fox|
|5||October 6||7:20 p.m.||Indianapolis Colts||Arrowhead Stadium||NBC|
|6||October 13||12:00 p.m.||Houston Texans||Arrowhead Stadium||CBS|
|7||7:20 p.m.||at Denver Broncos||Broncos Stadium at Mile High||Fox/NFLN/
|8||October 27||7:20 p.m.||Green Bay Packers||Arrowhead Stadium||NBC|
|9||November 3||12:00 p.m.||Minnesota Vikings||Arrowhead Stadium||Fox|
|10||November 10||12:00 p.m.||at Tennessee Titans||Nissan Stadium||CBS|
|11||November 18||7:15 p.m.||at Los Angeles Chargers||Estadio Azteca (Mexico City)||ESPN|
|13||December 1||12:00 p.m.||Oakland Raiders||Arrowhead Stadium||CBS|
|14||December 8||3:25 p.m.||at New England Patriots||Gillette Stadium||CBS|
|15||December 15||12:00 p.m.||Denver Broncos||Arrowhead Stadium||CBS|
|16||December 22||7:20 p.m.||at Chicago Bears||Soldier Field||NBC|
|17||December 29||12:00 p.m.||Los Angeles Chargers||Arrowhead Stadium||CBS|
- Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
- Networks and times for Sunday games from Weeks 5–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.
- "Chiefs Finalize Defensive Coaching Staff". Chiefs.com.