POWER RANKINGS

NFL Offseason Power Rankings: Where Do the Chiefs Sit Now?

It may be a little early for 2016 NFL Power Rankings, but that doesn't stop all of us from wanting to know where the Kansas City Chiefs currently sit.

According to 21 experts over at ESPN, the Chiefs, who came in at No. 8 to end the season, still remain in the top 10.

In their latest Power Rankings, the Chiefs come in at No. 9.

Here's what they had to say about the Chiefs:

9. Kansas City Chiefs

2015 Record: 11-5

Voting Results: 500 points

Why they're here: How much lower can you project an Andy Reid-coached team -- he has 31 wins in three seasons here -- with young stars on both sides of the ball and steady if unspectacular play from quarterback Alex Smith, who is coming off his most efficient season and appears revitalized with actual weapons in the offense?

What could change: Not only could the Chiefs be forced to replace roughly half the starters from a great 2015 defense, they have a cap decision to make on Jamaal Charles, who is coming back from a major injury in his ninth (feel old yet?) NFL season. Even as a young star like Marcus Peters emerges, there exists the question of whether 33-year-old Derrick Johnson will defy age.

Here's an offseason calendar that will give you all of the dates regarding free agency, offseason workouts and the upcoming NFL Draft.

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