The Chiefs made two big tight end additions this offseason. The first was Kevin Boss, who signed a three-year, $9 million free-agent contract on March 15.
The other addition isn’t really an addition at all. It’s the return of Tony Moeaki from a torn left ACL. Moeaki is sitting out Organized Team Activities, but the Chiefs expect him back by training camp.
Kansas City is gearing up to orchestrate a running-based offense, and they’ll try to get both players on the field in two-tight end sets.
“It makes it a little bit tougher on the defense trying to figure out what you’re going to do because with that kind of flexibility you can be a two-back offense if you want to be, or you can be a one-back offense if you want to be,” coach Romeo Crennel told the Kansas City Star. “You can be a three-wide receiver offense. You have all that available to you, which makes it tough for a defensive team to hone in on exactly what you’re doing.”
Boss suggested that the Chiefs’ two-tight end offense could mirror New England’s, with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. That’s probably not a realistic idea because neither Boss nor Moeaki is as athletic as the tight ends in Foxboro.