The Kansas City Chiefs are just one game away from becoming the first team to win back-to-back championships since the 2003-2004 Patriots. Winning championships is never easy, and their final step could be their biggest challenge yet. After some early adjustments, quarterback Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing like the one of the best teams in football. Kansas City is going to need all their weapons to keep pace in this probable shootout, so it’s a good thing that the Chiefs wide receivers are getting healthy at the right time.
Kansas City Chiefs Wide Receivers At Full Strength For Super Bowl LV
Of course, the most important pieces are Kansas City’s offense are quarterback Patrick Mahomes, wide receiver Tyreek Hill, and tight end Travis Kelce. This trio of weapons is easily the most dangerous combination in the league, and could turn into the most unstoppable force in NFL history. However, three players does not a team make, and the Chiefs could use all the help they can get for Super Bowl Sunday.
Fortunately, Kansas City’s depth has never been stronger. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins hasn’t played since Week 16’s win over the Atlanta Falcons, but he should make his return for Super Bowl LV. Sidelined with a calf injury, Watkins is officially listed as questionable for the big game. However, he practiced in full on Friday and head coach Andy Reid said that he’s “encourage to have him on Sunday.”
Demarcus Robinson, meanwhile, is back on the practice field after clearing the COVID-19 safety protocols, and the fifth-year receiver has reportedly looked good in his return to the field. Reid said that Robinson was “good” and clearly was working out during his time away from the team. Look for Robinson to be active and play his normal supporting role in the offense.
Running back Darwin Thompson might not play a big role on Super Bowl Sunday, but Kansas City should have their reserve runner ready for kickoff. Thompson wasn’t present for Friday’s practice (illness), but Reid didn’t give him a game designation. This implies that his game status isn’t in doubt and he will play on Sunday.
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