Chiefs Begin First Week of Organized Team Activities at Team Facility

According to Coach Reid, that work has been evident. Notably, new receivers such as JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling entered this week’s practices with a foundation – both on and off the field – that they wouldn’t have had otherwise.

“You can see that it’s carried over,” Reid said. “He was able to [work on] the base routes with them…It’s been good. Way better execution than you would think for a bunch of new guys together.”

It’s all part of an evolution for the Chiefs’ offense this offseason, which will undoubtedly look different in 2022 with so many new faces in the building. That process is still in its infancy, but Mahomes is already excited about this group’s potential.

“The first day [in Texas], JuJu had a big day. The second day, it was Marquez. That’s what you’re going to see with our offense this year. It’s going to be everybody,” Mahomes said. “[Everyone in] the receiving room is going to have a big day, and that’s something that we can use to our advantage.”

This week also marked the first opportunity for the Chiefs’ rookie class – all 21 of them – to take the field for full, 11-on-11 practices alongside their veteran counterparts. It’s a big step, but one that will provide Kansas City’s youngest players with a chance to make an impact early on if they can seize the task at hand.

“With the new kids, we’re…

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