The Kansas City Chiefs defense has been an impressive group in 2023 and has its sights set on becoming one of the best groups to ever take the field in franchise history.
Led by All-Pro defensive lineman Chris Jones and second-year cornerback Trent McDuffie, the unit has been extremely effective at limiting opponents to minimal points and yardage through nine games this season.
The resurgence of Kansas City’s defense has given Chiefs fans hope for the future as the team’s offense continues to work its way back to championship form at the season’s midway point.
Several contributors have helped buoy the defense on a weekly basis while others have left something to be desired to this point in the season. Pro Football Focus has broken down the play of each member of the unit through the first nine weeks of the season, and assigned players grades that reflect the quality of their performances.
Check out how each member of the Chiefs’ defense has fared through Week 9, according to PFF: