1. Kansas City Chiefs (finished 4)
What I said at the end of last season:
"The Chiefs get this spot because I think they have one of the two most electric quarterbacks in the league in Patrick Mahomes. When he has the ball in his hand, it doesn’t matter who is at receiver, you should be terrified if you are on defense. We all know how great and fast that offense is, but I want to talk about the defense. With Juan Thornhill out for the playoffs, they are going in limping a little bit. However, there are some players on that defense playing at a really high level with guys like Tyrann Mathieu, Frank Clark and Chris Jones all making some big plays today. This team will go as the offense goes, but the defense is going to get some plays of their own."
Half a billion dollars is a lot of money, but it is hard to say that Patrick Mahomes isn’t worth every penny.
The playoffs showed us that no lead is safe from the Kansas City Chiefs and no one should be comfortable with the idea of playing a team who hasn’t lost since Week 10 of the regular season.
They absolutely deserve the top spot of the inaugural 2020 power rankings, and while I could nitpick the linebackers or the some other spots, the fact is that you have to put up 30+ points to beat this team so how well does a defense even have to play to do that?