AFC Notes: Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders



Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes said everyone around the organization respects G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif’s decision to forgo the 2020 season in order to assist with the pandemic in Canda. 

“Everybody respects the decision 100%….he’s trying to make the world a better place,” said Mahomes, via B.J. Kissel

Chiefs HC Andy Reid praised Duvernay-Tardif’s decision to use his medical background and wasn’t surprised. 

“I understand the dedication it takes to be a doctor,” said Reid, via Adam Teicher.

  • Chiefs’ first-round RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire made it clear he plans to be more than a willing blocker: “That’s literally half of my job.” (Terez A. Paylor)
  • Chiefs third-round OL Lucas Niang said he’s been working at tackle and guard since the NFL Combine after receiving positive feedback from coaches in Indianapolis. (Kissel)


  • The NFL and NFLPA are discussing a 2021 salary cap floor of $175 million, which is down from the $198.2 million this year. It’s possible that the figure could be pushed higher, depending on the revenue losses incurred by the league from the 2020 season.
  • Jason Fitzgerald of projects the Raiders to have -$9,813,777 of cap space next year, assuming the cap is set at $175 million.

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