Joe Montana still believes the Kansas City Chiefs are the best team in the AFC this season.
Despite a rough 1-2 start, former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Joe Montana thinks the two-time defending AFC champions are the class of their respective conference.
“… They lost last week, but I still see them being the team to beat getting back to the Super Bowl,” said Montana to FanSided‘s Mark Carman on the Stacking the Box podcast.
Kansas City has lost three of its last four games, including Super Bowl 55 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While some legions of Chiefs Kingdom convinced itself this year’s team was going 20-0, that is no longer the case. Even if they are in last place in what looks to be a great AFC West division, the Chiefs are well-equipped to handle the adversity that has been thrown their way.
Here is the rest of Carman’s conversation with Montana on the Chiefs and Notre Dame football.
Joe Montana: Kansas City Chiefs are still the “team to beat” in the AFC
Interestingly enough, the last two undefeated teams in the AFC reside in the Chiefs’ division in the Denver Broncos and the Las Vegas Raiders, both 3-0. While Denver usually plays well in September, the Broncos are limited at quarterback with Teddy Bridgewater. As for the Raiders, they have won two of their games by the skin of their teeth. That is not sustainable long-term.
So when it comes to judging the Chiefs against the rest of the best AFC teams, they already have a head-to-head win over the Cleveland Browns. Conversely, they have a loss to the Baltimore Ravens. While they still have to play the Buffalo Bills and the Tennessee Titans, those are the two best teams in what are the two worst divisions in the conference. Kansas City has plenty of time.
As long as the Chiefs play well in October, they can still be the “team to beat” over in the AFC.
Joe Montana spoke with FanSided on behalf of Guinness. Guinness will be opening its new Guinness Taproom in Chicago in 2023. It will be the second taproom they will have opened.