Several Chiefs to Make Their Voices Heard on Thursday Night with Custom Helmet Decals

The Kansas City Chiefs kick off the 2020 season on Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium as they prepare to defend their Super Bowl title, but after an offseason in which players made their voices heard in response to social injustice, this game is about so much more than just the final score.

Those voices were brought to the forefront by the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery earlier this year, which provided a grievous reminder of the inequality that exists in our nation and inspired players across the NFL to take a stand.

And as the Chiefs take the field on Thursday night, they'll each have the opportunity to continue that conversation with custom helmet decals displaying a name or phrase important to them.

Here's a look at every player and coach who will wear a custom helmet decal on Thursday night.

Patrick Mahomes – QB – "It Takes All Of Us"

Tyrann Mathieu – S – "Alton Sterling"

Travis Kelce – TE – "Tamir Rice"

More from Travis: "The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place."

Frank Clark - DE – "Breonna Taylor"

Sammy Watkins – WR – "Stop Hate"

Mecole Hardman – WR – "George Floyd"

More from Mecole: "[I want] to continue to encourage the conversation about police brutality."

Demarcus Robinson – WR – "Stop Hate"

More from Demarcus: "The world will only be of equals if we share in peace and love."

Juan Thornhill – S – "End Racism"

Charvarius Ward – CB – "Black Lives Matter"

Taco Charlton – DE – "Black Lives Matter"

Michael Danna – DE – "Black Lives Matter"

Yasir Durant – OL – "George Floyd"

Rashad Fenton – CB – "Trayvon Martin"

Willie Gay Jr. – LB – "Black Lives Matter"

More from Willie: "I want to make a difference in the world with my platform any way I can."

Antonio Hamilton – DB – "Black Lives Matter"

Demone Harris – DE – "End Racism"

More from Demone: "I chose this phrase because both my family and I have had very personal experiences dealing with racism throughout our lives. As a country, we need to put an end to it and have more equality when it comes to opportunities for people of color."

Chad Henne – QB – "It Takes All Of Us"

More from Chad: "We all need to treat one another how we want to be treated."

Anthony Hitchens – LB – "Breonna Taylor"

Derrick Nnadi – DT – "Black Lives Matter"

Alex Okafor – DE - "Breonna Taylor"

Kelechi Osemele – OG – "Ahmaud Arbery"

Byron Pringle – WR – "Black Lives Matter"

More from Byron: "There is more than one person whose life was impacted by systematic racism."

Khalen Saunders – DT – "Stop Hate"

More from Khalen: "There is too much unnecessary hate that leads to acts of violence."

Ricky Seals-Jones – TE – "George Floyd"

Tommy Townsend – P – "Stop Hate"

Armani Watts – S – "Breonna Taylor"

Tershawn Wharton – DT – "Michael Brown"

Andrew Wylie – OG – "Stop Hate"

More from Andrew: "Stop hate means a lot to a lot of people, but to me, it represents equality."

Deon Yelder – TE – "Breonna Taylor"

Coaches:

Eric Bieniemy – "George Floyd"

Steve Spagnuolo – "It Takes All Of Us"

More from Coach Spagnuolo: "I believe the solution to this is unity. It takes all of us to understand the cause, and [it takes all of us to] unite and support it!"

Terry Bradden Jr. – "Black Lives Matter"

Brendan Daly – "Emmett Till"

Michael Frazier – "Stop Hate"

David Girardi – "Stop Hate"

Andy Heck – "Black Lives Matter"

Andy Hill – "It Takes All Of Us"

More from Coach Hill: "It's time we all made a difference. It's time!"

Mike Kafka – "It Takes All Of Us"

Sam Madison – "Black Lives Matter"

Corey Matthaei – "Black Lives Matter"

Deland McCullough – "Breonna Taylor"

John Melvin Jr. – "Black Lives Matter"

David Merritt – "Black Lives Matter"

Ryan Reynolds – "It Takes All Of Us"

Kyle Whittingham – "Stop Hate"

More from Coach Whittingham: "I think 'Stop Hate' it's a simple and powerful message that can really bring the change we need."

Daniel Williams – "Breonna Taylor"

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