The 2012 season sets up very favorably for the Kansas City Chiefs. General manager Scott Pioli is coming off his best offseason yet, and the schedule (on paper) looks manageable, to say the least.
Although the games must be played to obtain the end results, the feeling around Kansas City is that this season could finally be the turning point, the one that ends an almost two-decade drought since the team’s last playoff victory.
In addition to the new faces brought in through free agency and the draft, the Chiefs will also be returning running back Jamaal Charles, safety Eric Berry and tight end Tony Moeaki from injuries (all three missed the majority, if not all, of the 2011 season with torn ACLs).
Up and down their roster, you will find All-Pro caliber players, along with others who know exactly what their role is within the system. But in order for the Chiefs to be considered Super Bowl contenders, certain players will need to perform at an MVP level.
Here are four Chiefs with a chance to be named NFL MVP in 2012.