9. Kansas City Chiefs (10)
First off, thank goodness the knee injury to Patrick Mahomes wasn’t as bad as originally expected since one can only imagine what the rest of the year would have been like for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Nothing against Matt Moore since the veteran deserves plenty of credit for filling in the way he did, but Mahomes is reigning MVP for a reason, and is nearly impossible to replace under center.
Now that Mahomes is only expected to miss a couple games, the main question moving forward is whether the Chiefs feel confident enough in Moore leading the way, which they arguably should after seeing him fill in the way he did against the Denver Broncos.
The good news for Moore is one of the main reasons why Mahomes has found so much success over the last two seasons is due the high-powered offense Kansas City put around him, whether it involves Tyreek Hill or Travis Kelce.
Moore certainly isn’t going to bring the same kind of explosive play to the table like Mahomes, but as long as the Chiefs provide the veteran with the proper protection, the offense should be able to still put up enough points each week.
As for Moore’s next big test as the new starter in Kansas City, with the Green Bay Packers coming to town Week 8, the 35-year-old better be ready, or the Chiefs could be in trouble until Mahomes returns.