The Kansas City Chiefs draft class was special with the drafting of Patrick Mahomes, but think how much better it would have been if the team would have drafted Alvin Kamara.
The Chiefs took Mahomes with the 10th overall pick and also owned the 59th pick. Karma wasn’t drafted by the New Orleans Saints until the 67th pick, but the Chiefs instead decided to take Tanoh Kpassagnon with the 59th pick. Kpassagnon has been a solid defensive end racking up six sacks in his career, but Kamara would be having a bigger impact on the Chiefs offense.
The first big change if the team would have drafted Kamara is they wouldn’t have had the headache of Kareem Hunt. Hunt rushed for 2,151 yards and 15 touchdowns during his time with Chiefs but his off the field issues put a real black spot on the organization.
Hunt was released after a video emerged of Hunt kicking and shoving a woman in a Cleveland hotel. The Chiefs had drafted hunt with the 86th overall pick in the 2017 draft. If the team had drafted Kamara, there would have been no need for the team to take Hunt, and they could have spent that pick on a defensive end to fill the role that Kpassagnon fills with the team.
Since the team has released Hunt the Chiefs offense has been elite led by Patrick Mahomes but the running game has been a weakness.
The team has run through LeSean McCoy, Damien Williams, Spencer Ware to try and fill the role. They have done well enough, but Kamra would be a big upgrade.
During the 2018 season, Kamara rushed 194 times for 883 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also caught 81 passes for 709 passes and four touchdowns. During his time with the Saints, he has split carries if he would be a true number one back the stats would be even more impressive.
Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Alvin Kamara wouldn’t be fair to deal with even if the Chiefs had a mediocre quarterback. Add in that it’s Patrick Mahomes slinging the rock to them, it might be the greatest offense in NFL history.
In NFL history there are a lot of what if’s and this will be one that will be questioned for many years. The Chiefs don’t have Kamara and instead, they will probably be in the market during the offseason looking for someone to fill the role that the Saints running back would have had in their offense.