The Kansas City Chiefs seem to have set themselves up to flourish in 2012, but receiving a boost from unexpected sources could really put them over the top.
Sure, each organization has players that are considered the backbone of the team. Those players for the Chiefs are Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe, Tamba Hali, Eric Berry and Derrick Johnson.
Can the Chiefs consistently win without the collective likely contributions from this group? Absolutely not. But how much better could the results be if others outside of this group were to take noticeable steps forward?
Here are five players that could have breakout seasons for the Chiefs in 2012.