The Kansas City Chiefs play their first preseason game of the season this Saturday against the San Francisco 49ers. But how long will Chiefs head coach Andy Reid deploy his starters for the exhibition game?
Speaking to the media on Thursday, Reid said his plan is to have his starters out on the field for the first quarter against the Niners. He then plans to have the second team play the second quarter, the threes play in the third, and the fours in the fourth.
Reid explained that the team will have to make some adjustments to preparations to account for the change from four preseason games to three. So he’ll be doing it in this way for a good portion of the preseason.
“I basically do it the same way we did our first three before,” Reid said, via ProFootballTalk. “And they’ve got two weeks [after the third preseason game] where we’re practicing, so got to get them some work in.”
Andy Reid: Chiefs starters will play a quarter in first preseason game. https://t.co/Q4g2RQjLLs
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 12, 2021
The Kansas City Chiefs spent the past offseason building up their offensive line, which struggled to protect all-world quarterback Patrick Mahomes in Super Bowl LV.
The team acquired star guards Joe Thuney and Kyle Long, two of the top offensive linemen out there. They also added a potential starting center in the draft by selecting Oklahoma’s Creed Humphrey.
The Chiefs have made three straight AFC Championship Game and back-to-back Super Bowls thanks to their incredible offense. While we may not get to see what new tricks Reid has in store for us this Saturday, it won’t be long before he starts opening up the playbook for all of us to see.
How long do you think the starters should play on Saturday?
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