IT WON'T BE EASY
The Chiefs and Chargers finished last season with the best records in the AFC at 12-4 and have the talent to sit atop the division again but it won't be easy, as the Broncos and Raiders are expected to be competitive if they can get consistent contributions on both sides of the ball.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
After reaching the AFC Championship game last year and returning all their best players, anything less than a return trip back to the Championship game, will at least be considered a disappointment if not a failure all together.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
The Chargers were one of the consensus favorites to contend for the AFC coming into the year but the hold out of talented Running Back Melvin Gordon and injury to Pro Bowl Safety Derwin James don't make them as threatening to start this season.
The Broncos come into this season as a very interesting team. Last season they had a legit shot at making the Playoffs but had some heart breaking losses, two major injuries and shaky Quarterback play. Let's see if a new Quarterback and Head Coach can revitalize Denver.
Now that the Antonio Brown saga is over and the Receiver is no longer with the team, Oakland can proceed forward with it's plan of remaking the culture and looking formidable for show, while planning for their move to Vegas to next year.
2019 OFF SEASON GRADES
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Kansas City Chiefs 12-4
Denver Broncos 7-9
Oakland Raiders 7-9
Los Angeles Chargers 5-11