3 lessons the Jaguars could learn from the Chiefs' Super Bowl VLIII run

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) raises the Lamar Hunt Trophy with tight end
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) raises the Lamar Hunt Trophy with tight end / Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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2. Pour resources as many resources into the defense as the offense

The Kansas City Chiefs have the top quarterback in the NFL in Patrick Mahomes. But as great as Mahomes is, they know he cannot win games himself, so they'll surround him with as much talent as possible. Not surprisingly, they'll always be looking for ways to add building blocks, whether it's a new left guard or another wide receiver. That said, the Chiefs have never overlooked the defense, paying as much attention to ensure they have a good chance to stop opposing teams from scoring.

General manager Brent Veach wasted no time locking up edge rusher Frank Clark when given the opportunity in 2019. Similarly, they gave defensive lineman Chris Jones a top-market contract a few years ago. That's just a couple of examples but Veach hasn't been afraid to pay a premium if that means landing a game-changer at any level on defense.

That said, he'll also turn to the draft to acquire defensive talent. He used first-round picks on edge rusher Felix Anudike-Uzomah and cornerback Trent McDuffie in 2023 and 2022, respectively. Similarly, he invested second-round selections on defensive end George Karlaftis and linebacker Nick Bolton in back-to-back years.

During Super Bowl week, Veach said that it would be tough but he wanted to bring back Jones and cornerback L'Jarius Sneed, two of the Chiefs' top pending free agents. There's a chance the Chiefs will lose one or both of them, but Veach will make a legitimate effort to keep them. If they don't, it wouldn't be shocking to see them use a handful of picks on defense come April.