Chiefs head into offseason with core intact, plenty of holes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs were so confident in their Super Bowl-winning roster from the 2019 season that they did everything they could to bring it back intact, signing quarterback Patrick Mahomes and defensive tackle Chris Jones to huge deals and reworking other contracts to make the numbers fit in the salary cap. It almost worked, too. But after a 31-9 loss to Tampa Bay in the Super Bowl, the Chiefs will have to take a much different approach if they want to reach the big game for the third straight season. That’s because there are plenty of holes to fill on both sides of the ball.