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.
But both Boss and Moeaki are terrific run blockers, which bodes well for tailbacks Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis.