2019 Kansas City Chiefs season

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2019 Kansas City Chiefs season
Head coachAndy Reid
General managerBrett Veach
OwnerThe Hunt family
Home fieldArrowhead Stadium
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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.

NFL Top 100[edit]

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.

Rank Player Position Change
4 Patrick Mahomes QB NR
19 Tyreek Hill WR Increase 21
21 Travis Kelce TE Increase 3
36 Chris Jones DT NR
85 Frank Clark DE NR
94 Mitchell Schwartz T NR


Coaching changes[edit]

2019 Kansas City Chiefs Staff Changes
Coach Position Reason left Replacement
Bob Sutton Defensive Coordinator Fired Steve Spagnuolo
Britt Reid Defensive Line Promoted Brendan Daly
Mike Smith Outside Linebackers Accepted job with
another team
Britt Reid
Mark DeLeone Inside Linebackers Accepted job with
another team
Matt House
(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
Terry Bradden


Roster changes[edit]

Players signed[edit]

Below are players signed in the offseason through free agency.

Players signed
Player Position
Justin Senior T
Sammie Coates WR
Davon Grayson WR
Dontae Johnson CB
E. J. Manuel QB
Harold Jones-Quartey S
Carlos Hyde RB
Tyrann Mathieu S
Damien Wilson LB
Alex Okafor DE
Bashaud Breeland CB
Blake Bell TE
Keith Reaser CB
Jeremiah Attaochu LB
Zack Golditch G
Nick Keizer TE
Neal Sterling TE


Below are players who were released during the offseason

Players cut
Player Position
Justin Houston LB
Eric Berry S
Dillon Gordon T
Step Durham CB
Tejan Koroma C
Sammie Coates WR
T.J. Linta QB
Dontae Johnson CB
Jarvis Jenkins DE
Leon McQuay III FS
Justin Senior OT
Gary Johnson OLB
James Williams RB

Futures contracts[edit]

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.

Futures contracts
Player Position
Josh Crockett WR
Raymond Davison LB
Ryan Hunter T
Joey Ivie NT
Chase Litton QB
Robert McCray OLB
Leon McQuay III SS
Henry Mondeaux DT
Pace Murphy T
Aaron Ripkowski FB
Martrell Spaight LB
D'Montre Wade CB
Cavon Walker DE
David Wells TE

Unrestricted free agents[edit]

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.

Player Position Resigned?*
Jeff Allen G No
Allen Bailey DE No
Kelvin Benjamin WR No
Chris Conley WR No
Jordan Devey G No
Demetrius Harris TE No
Mitch Morse C No
Steven Nelson CB No
Orlando Scandrick CB No
Anthony Sherman FB Yes
De'Anthony Thomas WR Yes
Spencer Ware RB No
Charcandrick West RB No
Frank Zombo OLB No
Signed with new team Resigned

*As of March 22.

Restricted Free Agents[edit]

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.

Player Position Tender Qualifying offer Matched?*
Jordan Lucas FS Original round (6th) None
Signed tender
Terrance Smith ILB Not placed None N/A

*As of April 15

Exclusive Rights Free Agents[edit]

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.

Player Position Qualifying offer?* Signed?†
Harrison Butker K Yes Yes
Alex Ellis TE No N/A
Justin Hamilton NT Yes Yes
Marcus Kemp WR Yes Yes

*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.

Team Compensation
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
2019 Draft
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


2019 Kansas City Chiefs Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
2 56 Mecole Hardman Wide Receiver Georgia
63 Juan Thornhill Safety Virginia
3 84 Khalen Saunders Defensive tackle Western Illinois
6 201 Rashad Fenton Cornerback South Carolina
214* Darwin Thompson Running back Utah State
7 216 Nick Allegretti Guard Illinois
* Compensatory selection

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)

Current staff[edit]

Kansas City Chiefs staff
Front office
Head coaches
Offensive coaches
Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
Coaching support Staff
  • Statistical analysis coordinator – Mike Frazier
  • Director of video operations – Pat Brazil
  • Assistant director of video operations – Ken Radino
  • Video assistant – Colin Clark
  • Video assistant – Josh Schmidt
Strength and conditioning

Coaching staff
More NFL staffs

AFC East
NFC East

Current roster[edit]

Kansas City Chiefs roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Active/Reserve lists

Rookies in italics

Roster updated August 20, 2019
Depth chartTransactions
90 active, 4 inactive

AFC rostersNFC rosters


Week Date Kickoff (CDT) Opponent Result Record Game site TV NFL.com
1 August 10 7:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals W 38–17 1–0 Arrowhead Stadium Chiefs TV Recap
2 August 17 6:30 p.m. at Pittsburgh Steelers L 7–17 1–1 Heinz Field Chiefs TV Recap
3 August 24 7:00 p.m. San Francisco 49ers Arrowhead Stadium Chiefs TV
4 August 29 7:00 p.m. at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Chiefs TV

Regular season[edit]


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 October 17 7:20 p.m. at Denver Broncos Broncos Stadium at Mile High Fox/NFLN/
Amazon Prime
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 Mexico Estadio Azteca (Mexico City) ESPN
12 Bye
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.


  1. ^ "Chiefs Finalize Defensive Coaching Staff". Chiefs.com.

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