June is one of those offseason sweet spots right after draft fever and before training camp and roster crunch talk heats up. Most fan bases are deep in offseason activities like traveling and watching the NBA Finals, but not the fans of the champs. We always have something to talk about. Let’s take a look at some of the things happening around Chiefs Kingdom in June so far.
Another Classic Kelce and Mahomes Moment at the White House
At this point, when these two are in the same place, just keep the cameras rolling. Chiefs fans are spoiled enough that these guys have helped make our team among the best in all of professional sports, but moments like these are what make the Kelce-Mahomes connection so special.
We know what a hyped up Travis Kelce can do as the center of attention and even the most fun-loving of fans knew the White House wasn’t the place for a Lombardi Spike or a Beastie Boys call-and-response chant. Luckily, Mahomes swooped in and made sure all we got was a hilarious and memorable moment that perfectly epitomizes their friendship and the joyful spirit of this team.
The Shark to the Broncos
Frank Clark could’ve made this article for his own White House activities, but he had other plans. Just days after taking some iconic flicks on Pennsylvania Avenue, Clark joined a growing list of Chiefs legends to find their way to a division rival. Frank Clark is signing with the Denver Broncos on a 1 year deal worth up to $7.5 million including $5.5 million guaranteed. That is disgusting to write and will be even more disgusting to see. First we had to watch Jamaal Charles wear that despicable orange and blue and now Frank Clark will do the same.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not mad at Frank Clark. He’s been nothing but complementary of the Chiefs and from the sounds of it, the Chiefs weren’t too motivated to offer the kind of money he’s getting from Denver. These players have lives and families and they have to do what’s best for them at the end of the day. Get your money Frank Clark, but boy does Chiefs Kingdom wish it was anywhere but there. At least Clark will still get to be a part of the Chiefs’ historic winning streak against Denver.
To D-Hop or Not to D-Hop?
This has been a hot topic in Chiefs Kingdom for months now, but recent developments have given new life to the conversation. After being unable to find a trade partner, the Arizona Cardinals released five time All-Pro Deandre Hopkins. When one of the best receivers of a generation hits the open market, you better believe the suitors will line up, contending or not.
For free agents of Hopkins’ caliber, the question is always about their priorities. Hopkins will have his choice of destination, but only a few teams can offer him top dollar for his services this late into the offseason. However, the Chiefs can offer something those teams can’t: a legitimate chance to compete for a Super Bowl. Rumor has it Nuk’s looking to get paid more than the Chiefs can offer and visits to non-contenders like the Titans and Patriots support this claim.
In the NFL, however, where’s there’s smoke, there’s usually fire and the D-Hop to KC talk has had some steam for a long time. Hopkins would instantly lead this receiver room and would have an argument for the best receiver that Patrick Mahomes has played with to date. This situation is at least worth watching play out.