The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t win a Super Bowl for 50 years. Now, they think an avalanche of titles is coming.
Chris Jones, the defensive lineman who just signed a huge extension, went first in predicting “five-plus” rings for the Chiefs. Receiver Tyreek Hill was more specific about his aspirations.
Hill said he thinks the Chiefs can get to seven, passing Michael Jordan. And, in football terms, that would pass Tom Brady, too.
Tyreek Hill thinks Chiefs will win seven Super Bowls
Hill made his confident claim on ESPN’s “First Take” this week. He was asked about Jones’ prediction of five or more rings.
“Well, I’m not gonna say he’s telling a fib,” Hill told ESPN. “But Chris Jones, he’s definitely — he’s definitely a man of his word, and we’re definitely creating something special here in KC, so I don’t see why not. Why say five? Why not go seven rings? Right now, we’re just chasing [Michael] Jordan, so that’s what we do. So I’m going over five, and I’m saying seven.”
Let’s say this: There’s nothing wrong with Hill or Jones being confident. Football is supposed to be entertainment and the NFL lacks much personality. This is fantastic. If Mecole Hardman wants to say next week that the Chiefs are going to get 12 Super Bowls to beat Bill Russell’s mark, all the power to him.
But seven rings? Good luck, Tyreek.
Building a dynasty isn’t easy
Let’s not blame the Chiefs for enjoying the offseason and thinking big. They’re on top of the football world.
Staying there, even for one more title, isn’t that easy. Brady knows.
It seems inconceivable that Patrick Mahomes won’t win another championship, but you probably could have said the same about Brett Favre in 1996. Mahomes’ record contract will be a challenge to work around. And the NFL is a competitive world. We think each champion is on the verge of a dynasty, but unless you’re the New England Patriots, it almost never works out that way. Ask LeBron James and the infamous “not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven” prediction for Miami Heat titles.
It’s OK to get caught up in the moment and give us something to talk about. Now on to the mission of backing up those claims.
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