It’s safe to say that second-year cornerback Trent McDuffie is now among the elite at his position. He has become perhaps the most important player on the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense and will be a vital part of the team’s success for the foreseeable future.
A ranking from Pro Football Focus shows that rookie receiver Rashee Rice needs a big boost in targets, and Patrick Mahomes is still racking up passing yards despite being perceived as having a down year.
Those stories and more on this edition of Chiefs Check-in for the morning of Friday, November 10:
Trent McDuffie is having an All-Pro caliber season
McDuffie was selected to PFF’s midseason All-Pro defensive team.
Mahomes still among statistical leaders
Despite the struggles of his wide receivers, Mahomes ranks third in the NFL in passing yards.
Chiefs' defense is keeping the offense in games
The Chiefs have the fifth-highest score differential in the NFL to this point in the season.
Rashee Rice is having a stellar rookie season
Rice’s 79.4 PFF grade ranks fourth among all rookie wide receivers.
Greatness recognizes greatness
Travis Kelce praised Chiefs legend Tony Gonzalez after breaking the Chiefs’ franchise receiving yardage record this past week.