When thinking of the premier teams in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs are never discussed and for good reason. But as the clock turns to the 2012 season, the team is in prime position to make a bit more noise than usual around the league.
General Manager Scott Pioli is now in his fourth year with the Chiefs, and his plan is finally starting to take shape.
Having coordinated a fine offseason by bringing in multiple players who are expected to play key roles for the Chiefs in 2012, Pioli can, at last, sit back and enjoy the fruits of his labors.
For the Chiefs to shock the world, however, multiple dynamics—including minimizing injuries, developing its young players naturally and fostering a small group of players that could shock the world themselves—must fall into place. But that is no different than any other team in the NFL, where parity is king.
Here are five Chiefs who could shock the world in 2012.