AFC Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs

     

Broncos

  • According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Broncos DT Mike Purcell‘s three-year extension is worth $14.8 million and includes $6.8 million guaranteed. 

Chargers

  • The Athletic’s Daniel Popper doesn’t see the Chargers trading CB Desmond King due to their rash of injuries but he also doesn’t think King will be re-signed this offseason. 
  • He adds LB Denzel Perryman is also likely on the list of players the Chargers will let walk in 2021. 
  • Popper believes Chargers OL Dan Feeney and Forrest Lamp have done enough to merit extensions this offseason. 
  • Popper notes the Chargers love WR Mike Williams internally and have already exercised his fifth-year option for 2021. However, Williams’ chances of a long-term deal with Los Angeles will be impacted by whether he can rebound the rest of the season. 
  • Chargers CB Casey Hayward also needs to rebound after a slow start to the season, as teams are patient with corners who are over 30 and start to struggle, per Popper.
  • Chargers’ HC Anthony Lynn assured the media that he does like rookie QB Justin Herbert, and says that if that wasn’t the case they would not have drafted him sixth overall: “I’m tied to this young man. I love Justin. I feel I gotta protect him too.” (Gilbert Manzano)

Chiefs

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes‘ final stat line from Monday night didn’t look awful — 19-29 for 236 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns. But for Mahomes, it was on the other side of the curve for him given how he usually plays. Thankfully it was still enough for the Chiefs to win fairly comfortable against the Patriots 26-10. 

“I didn’t play very good football,” Mahomes said via the Athletic’s Nate Taylor. “Our defense stepped up, made a lot of big-time plays. Whenever you’re trying to go throughout a season and win as many football games as possible to set you up for the playoffs, you’re going to have to win games like this.”

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