Chiefs' quarterbacks and rookies made their way to St. Joseph, Missouri today to start their training camp. Mahomes and company began their camp doing passing drills, going through simple defensive fundamentals for the rookie defenders, and kicking the dust off through dipping their toes into what Chiefs' 2023-24 football will be like. A few reports have already come out about the development of the wide receiver corps. Undrafted free agent out of Fresno State Nico Remegio was seen making excellent catches on deep balls thrown to him by Mahomes, prompting for a discussion as to who will be making up those final 3-4 roster spots at wide receiver. As of now, I'd say Kadarius Toney, MVS, and Skyy Moore are the only true roster spot locks, so competition level is high. Remegio is certainly making his case.
While other rookie wide receivers are vying for roster spots by coming right out of the gate making great plays, for others it's been a learning experience for certain. Unfortunately, one of those guys was 2nd rounder Rashee Rice out of SMU. Rice was reported to be puking and struggling to get through drills. This however is attributed to the infamous Missouri heat that the players had to deal with today, as Rice was exhibiting many factors that can be attributed to heat exhaustion. Missouri heat is certainly different compared to Texas heat and I don't think we should pass a judgement on Rice for these first day jitters on top of dealing with an unfamiliar heat.
Other than that, it was pretty much quiet on the first day of camp. Isiah Pacheco did show up to camp wearing a non-contact jersey, as he was designated on the PUP list earlier this week, but this was probably to give rookie players some good looks and to get a run in to test out his abilities. Many are still hoping he can be a go for Week 1, but there's potential the Chiefs may hold off on him until later weeks. Many are also hoping on seeing a Chris Jones extension in the coming days as was noted by the front office, so keep watch for news regarding that. Football season is not too far ahead folks, don't worry, we know how much we all miss Chiefs football, and we won't have to deal with our seemingly struggling spring/summer sports (How's that for alliteration?) teams for a whole lot longer, though I do like being optimistic about at least Sporting.
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