Countdown: Best Chiefs Media of the Week

Posted May 12, 2017

A roundup of the very best in Kansas City Chiefs media over the past seven days

5. ARTICLE: Meet the Kansas City Chiefs’ 12 Undrafted Free Agents in 2017

The Chiefs have done a phenomenal job over the past four years under general manager John Dorsey adding talent to the roster via undrafted free agents.

We’re talking guys like Charcandrick West, Cairo Santos, Daniel Sorensen and Albert Wilson, among others.

Dorsey recently spoke about the process of signing undrafted free agents right after the draft. 

“We send out a personalized video to college free agents that (65 Toss Power Trap Productions) creates and do a really nice job with,” Dorsey explained. “We got four or five guys in free agency this year off of those videos, but the best thing was when we sent it out via text, the responses we got back were awesome.

“I mean it was things like, ‘Yes, I’m proud to be a Chief,’ or ‘I’d love to be a Chief.’

“Guys were genuinely excited to be a member of this organization. Those are the kinds of things that people really don’t get to see behind the scenes.”

Overall, the Chiefs signed 12 undrafted free agents this year.

Click here for a brief look at each one.

4. GALLERY: Chiefs Rookie Dinner

3. VIDEO: Patrick Mahomes and Rookies Show Off at Minicamp

2. ARTICLE: Brett Favre Explains Why Patrick Mahomes is in the Perfect Situation

Favre, who said he got a text from Reid the night the Chiefs drafted Mahomes, shared some advice for the young and talented playmaker.

“The hardest thing to do is be patient,” Favre said. “I know I wasn’t. That’s the competitor in him. When they’re not screaming your name anymore, it’s easy to drift off into la-la land. The most important thing is to gain all of the knowledge you can. Grab your coach and ask him to watch a little extra film. Grab film of other quarterbacks and see what they do—see if you can pick up a thing or two from those guys. Pull the coordinator back and ask them what they’d do in certain situations.

“There’ve been too many times that guys waste their mental reps. It might be one game, it could be 10, or it could be a season or two, but his day will come.”

Whenever that day does come, Mahomes can take it from Favre—the Hall of Fame quarterback-turned volleyball player chauffeur these days—trust the guy calling the shots. He’s pretty good at what he does, and he has been since he first began working with quarterbacks more than 20 years ago.

“He couldn’t have a better coach at this point in his career.”

Click here to read the full feature.

1. VIDEO: The 2017 Draft Class in Their Own Words

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