Chiefs’ Mahomes ready for postseason debut against Colts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs didn't draft Patrick Mahomes merely to make the playoffs.
Matt Cassel accomplished that, and quarterbacks Steve Bono, Elvis Grbac, Trent Green and Alex Smith went one better by making it to the divisional round. Smith even won a wild-card game, the first playoff victory by the long-suffering Chiefs since Joe Montana led them to the AFC title game in the 1993 season.
No, the Chiefs didn't trade up to select Mahomes just to make the playoffs.
Bruce Arians joins CBS as NFL game analyst
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Arians is joining CBS as an NFL game analyst.
Arians, a two-time winner of the AP's Coach of the Year award, retired as coach of the Arizona Cardinals in January. He will work with play-by-play announcer Greg Gumbel and analyst Trent Green in a three-man booth.
Arians won the top coaching award in 2012 filling in for Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who was recovering from battling leukemia. He also took the honor in 2014 when the Cardinals went 11-5.
Warner’s rags-to-riches tale takes him to Hall of Fame.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The latest from the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions (all times local):
The rags-to-riches tale of Kurt Warner has taken him to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The quarterback who went from grocery store worker to winning two NFL MVP awards and one league title, reinvigorating two moribund franchises along the way, was inducted into the shrine Saturday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — Kurt Warner was 28 years old before he became a starting NFL quarterback, a late start for a Hall of Fame career.
Before that came one season as a starter at Northern Iowa; time stocking grocery shelves to make ends meet; three years of Arena Football; and one year in NFL Europe.
It's a remarkable journey that led him to three Super Bowls with two franchises. He won one Super Bowl, was voted NFL MVP twice and Super Bowl MVP once.