AFC Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes, Raiders


Broncos DE Dre’Mont Jones expects a big season out of second-year DT McTelvin Agim

“I expect huge changes and huge growth just like I did for myself,” Jones said, via Jon Heath. “I think ‘Sosa’ is just as talented as I am. He can go out there and be twitchy fast with his hands and strong in the run. He has the ability to do it all. I’m looking forward to seeing his game grow.”


Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes confirmed that he doesn’t have any limitations from the toe injury he played through last season.

“The toe’s feeling great,” Mahomes said, via “I’m out here playing golf, being able to walk around the course. I’ve been running, cutting, jumping, throwing, doing it all. So I’m just excited to get back to training camp and have another chance to make a run at it and win the Super Bowl this year.”

Mahomes said the Chiefs are carrying the same mentality to improve whether they won or lost Super Bowl 55. 

“It’s different in the sense that you don’t have the parades and all that different type of stuff,” Mahomes said. “But I think the beautiful thing about the NFL is every single year, you start from scratch. You have to come in, you have to put in the work to try to get to the big game and try to win it. And so for us, win or lose that Super Bowl the last two years, we still have that same mentality of we’re going to start from scratch and build and try to find a way to get back to that game.”


  • Vic Tafur of The Athletic writes that Raiders DC Gus Bradley has been a “breath of fresh air” this offseason and thinks he’ll make a good impact with DE Yannick Ngakoue, DE Maxx Crosby, and second-round S Tre’von Moehrig.
  • As for Raiders’ second-year WR Henry Ruggs, Tafur mentions that HC Jon Gruden “hears the criticism” of selecting him and could be planning “a lot of targets” for the receiver.
  • Tafur expects Raiders’ new WR John Brown to be a consistent part of the offense with Zay Jones being “a factor” as well. 
  • Regarding Raiders DL Clelin Ferrell, Tafur points out that the defensive lineman will likely play inside on passing downs with Ngakoue and Crosby setting the edge. 
  • Tafur adds that if Ferrell can play the edge on early run-downs before switching inside in passing situations, the third-year pro could prove to be a “key contributor on this defense.”
  • Although Tafur would be surprised if Raiders CB Damon Arnette starts, he’s also doubtful that the organization will look to trade him and instead “ride out” the situation in hopes he impresses the coaching staff. 

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