The NFLPA has announced its Rookie Premiere Class of 2022 and one player from the Kansas City Chiefs has been named a member of the latest class.
The team’s second-round draft pick, Skyy Moore, was the lone Chiefs player selected among the 42 new rookie premiere members. He follows Cornell Powell (2021), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (2020) and Mecole Hardman (2019), who were all previous selections by the NFLPA.
This event serves as a jumping-off point for rookies to learn about marketing, endorsements and managing their brands. The players selected for the Rookie Premiere Class of 2022 will get an opportunity to work together with a number of NFL brand partners, including Fanatics and Panini America. Fanatics will host a jersey reveal, while Panini America will collaborate with rookies on a trading card photo shoot in official team uniforms.
Taking a look back at the past four #RookiePremiere classes before we release the 2022 lineup. 👀
Who do you want to see at this year's Rookie Premiere? pic.twitter.com/U0QWWXJ1xP
— NFLPA (@NFLPA) May 16, 2022
According to the NFLPA, players are chosen based on things like position, draft status, college performance and projected marketability. Generally speaking, offensive players tend to get preference here, which is why you won’t find either Trent McDuffie or George Karlaftis attending. In fact, only four of the 42 players selected this year play defense. Moore’s selection shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given that he’s a receiver in the Chiefs’ offense with the team trading away star WR Tyreek Hill this offseason.
Along with Panini America and Fanatics, Moore and other rookies will get a chance to work with Dapper Labs, EA Sports, and StatusPro.
Chiefs favored to win seventh consecutive AFC West title in 2022
The Kansas City Chiefs are favored to make AFC West history once again during the 2022 NFL season.
Kansas City continued its historic streak of success within the AFC West division last season, winning its sixth consecutive AFC West title, becoming the only team in division history to ever win the division six times in a row. Prior to the 2017 season, the Chiefs had never once won the division in consecutive seasons, but Andy Reid ushered in an unprecedented era of success.
For the upcoming season, Kansas City is favored to take home the AFC West title once again. If they were to do this, they’d extend their record of dominance over the division.
Here’s a look at the latest betting odds on AFC West division winners from Tipico:
|Kansas City Chiefs||+155|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+240|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+600|
Even though the offseason narrative has been that AFC West teams have closed the gap, oddsmakers are hesitant to give anyone the edge over Kansas City. This time last season, the Broncos were a distant second behind the Chiefs. This time, it’s Los Angeles that is closest in odds to K.C., but Denver is a close third. While Las Vegas is a distant fourth, they’ve seemingly improved their odds from last season as well (+1600).
Unfortunately, these odds won’t stop national media from picking the Chargers to win the AFC West during the course of the offseason. While these odds remain ever-changing, it’s important to remember that the Chiefs are one of just four NFL teams to have a winning all-time record against every team in their division. A lot of that success comes under the tutelage of Andy Reid, and it won’t be going away overnight.
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