The Kansas City Chiefs enter the NFL season as the team to beat in the AFC — again.
The reigning Super Bowl champions will have most of their starters coming back, and barring a last-second turn of events, they should even get a deal done with Chris Jones.
However, as strong and overpowered as they look right now, they’re not flawed, and there are plenty of good teams in the league right now.
With that in mind, Mike Greenberg of ESPN put together his list of the top five threats in the AFC for the reigning champions.
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No. 5 is the Baltimore Ravens, a team that should fare much better offensively with Todd Monken calling the shots and their new additions, especially with Lamar Jackson having more freedom to spread the field with his passing game.
At No. 4, he chose the Jacksonville Jaguars, who enter the season as one of the biggest dark horses and sleepers to go all the distance, considering Trevor Lawrence’s improvement and their easy schedule.
Unsurprisingly, the Buffalo Bills make the list as well, although Josh Allen and company have had a tough time keeping up with Patrick Mahomes over the past couple of years.
At No. 2, he chose the Cincinnati Bengals, but their chances of taking the Chiefs down will be tied to Joe Burrow’s health, and that’s a big question mark right now.
And, obviously, the new-look New York Jets get the nod at No. 1, which is no surprise after they added both Dalvin Cook and Aaron Rodgers to their already-promising roster.NEXT: Analyst Believes Patrick Mahomes Can Surpass Tom Brady As GOAT Without 7 Super Bowls