“Abundance of depth” isn’t a phrase that has been thrown around often for a few years in Kansas City. Walk down the street the last couple of seasons and you were more likely to hear, “You know who has even better BBQ than we do? San Diego” than “Man, the Kansas City Chiefs are just filthy with talent on the bench.”
In 2012, however, there is a wealth of ability beyond the starting 22.
The best teams in the NFL have the best benches. Not only is it a great insurance policy against the inevitable injuries that affect your roster, it gives your opponent that many more players to have to account and plan for in game-planning.
The Chiefs have five players who could start for other NFL clubs that instead will be watching the first couple of plays of the game with a Gatorade cup in hand. And they will be vital to the team’s success.