One AFC franchise has become the "new Patriots" according to one longtime NFL executive.
The New England Patriots have dominated the NFL like no one before over the last 20 years. New England has won six Super Bowls with Bill Belichick as head coach and Tom Brady as quarterback. The franchise has been a model of consistency and excellence on the field.
One longtime NFL executive believes another AFC franchise is about to become the "new Patriots" in the 2020s.
Joe Banner, who previously held front office roles in Atlanta, Cleveland and Philadelphia, thinks that franchise is the Kansas City Chiefs.
"The Chiefs are the new Patriots. They have a great HC & QB & GM & every move they make is smart. Give Clark Hunt credit. Almost every owner has restricted team spending for now. Chiefs correctly saw the moment as an opportunity & kicked ass.This decade is theirs, multiple SBs," Banner wrote on Twitter.
Kansas City is certainly set up for longterm success with Mahomes under center, but it's a bit premature to call the Chiefs the "new Patriots."
They should probably win at least another Super Bowl or two before getting that title. Still, you have to be optimistic about Kansas City's chances to contend heading into the 2020s.