|2019 Kansas City Chiefs season|
|Owner||The Hunt family|
|Head coach||Andy Reid|
|General manager||Brett Veach|
|Home field||Arrowhead Stadium|
|Division place||1st AFC West|
|Playoff finish||Won Divisional Playoffs (vs. Texans) 51-31|
Won AFC Championship (vs. Titans) 35-24
Won Super Bowl LIV (vs. 49ers) 31-20
|Team MVP||Tyrann Mathieu|
|Team ROY||Mecole Hardman|
The 2019 Kansas City Chiefs season was the Kansas City Chiefs' 50th in the National Football League, their 60th overall, their seventh under head coach Andy Reid, and third under general manager Brett Veach.
In the offseason, the Chiefs released two of their longest-tenured players: Justin Houston and Eric Berry. The Chiefs started the season with a 1-3 record at home, their worst record after four home games since 2012. However, they began the season 4-0 on the road, their best road record after four road games since 2013. With a Week 14 Oakland Raiders loss and a win over the New England Patriots, the Chiefs clinched the AFC West, extending their team record division title streak to four consecutive. They also clinched the franchise's fifth consecutive playoff appearance, one short of the franchise record of six consecutive from 1990-1995. The Chiefs also finished undefeated in the AFC West for the second time under Andy Reid, extending their record within the AFC West since 2015 to 27-3. They clinched their second straight bye to the Divisional round of the AFC playoffs due to a Week 17 win against the Los Angeles Chargers combined with a Patriots loss to the Miami Dolphins.
In the Divisional round, the Chiefs defeated the Houston Texans 51-31 despite falling behind 24-0 in the second quarter to give the Chiefs playoff wins in back-to-back seasons for the first time in franchise history. The 51 points they scored was a franchise record for a postseason game. The win, along with the Baltimore Ravens' loss the previous night, allowed the Chiefs to host the AFC Championship for the second time in franchise history. They defeated the Tennessee Titans 35-24 in the AFC Championship advancing to Super Bowl LIV, where they defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 to win their first championship since Super Bowl IV in 1970.
The Chiefs had six players ranked on NFL Network's annual Top 100 players countdown, which was tied for second most in the league. Reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes was ranked 4th, the highest ranking ever by a Chiefs player. Additionally, he was the highest ranked player on the countdown that was not ranked in 2018 and was the second highest player ever that was unranked the previous season.
|Bob Sutton||Defensive Coordinator||Fired||Steve Spagnuolo|
|Britt Reid||Defensive Line||Promoted||Brendan Daly|
|Mike Smith||Outside Linebackers||Accepted job with
|Mark DeLeone||Inside Linebackers||Accepted job with
(as linebackers coach)
|Emmitt Thomas||Defensive Backs||Retired||Dave Merritt|
|Al Harris||Defensive Backs/Cornerbacks||Fired||Sam Madison|
|Jay Valai||Defensive quality control||Accepted job with
Below are players signed in the offseason through free agency.
|E. J. Manuel||QB|
Below are players who were released during the offseason
|Leon McQuay III||FS|
Below are players that were signed as a futures players, which are typically players that have not played in a regular season. These players usually spent the previous season on a practice squad.
|Leon McQuay III||SS|
Below are players with expiring contracts that can sign with any team without the Chiefs receiving any sort of compensation. Also included is if the player re-signed with the Chiefs or signed with another team.
|Signed with new team||Re-signed|
*As of August 20
Below are players with expiring contracts that have three or fewer accrued seasons with the Chiefs that can receive a qualifying offer from any NFL team, the Chiefs can choose to either match the offer or receive a draft pick as compensation depending on the tender placed by the Chiefs which can be 1st round, 2nd, or original round (the pick that was used to draft the player). If no offer sheet is given, the player will receive a one-year contract with the Chiefs for a salary based on the tender placed on the player, $2.879 million for a first, $2.023 million for a second, or $1.323 million for an original round tender. If a tender is not placed, the player becomes an unrestricted free agent.
|Jordan Lucas||FS||Original round (6th)||None
|Terrance Smith||ILB||Not placed||None||N/A|
*As of April 15
Below are players with two or fewer seasons of tenure with expiring contracts. If the Chiefs makes a qualifying offer (a one-year contract usually at league-minimum salary) the player has no negotiating rights with other teams, and must either sign the tender with the Chiefs or sit out the 2019 season. If a qualifying offer is not made, the player is an unrestricted free agent.
*As of March 13
+As of April 15
Below are any trades that included at least one player. Trades that featured only draft picks being traded for both teams, are listed in NFL Draft section.
|2nd round pick
2020 NFL Draft
|San Francisco 49ers||LB Dee Ford|
|DE Emmanuel Ogbah||Cleveland Browns||S Eric Murray|
|DE Frank Clark
3rd round pick
|Seattle Seahawks||1st & 3rd round pick|
2019 NFL Draft
2nd round pick
2020 NFL Draft
|LB Darron Lee||New York Jets||6th round pick|
2020 NFL Draft
|2||56||Mecole Hardman||Wide Receiver||Georgia|
|3||84||Khalen Saunders||Defensive tackle||Western Illinois|
|6||201||Rashad Fenton||Cornerback||South Carolina|
|214*||Darwin Thompson||Running back||Utah State|
Draft pick trades
|1||Cincinnati Bengals||W 38-17||1-0||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|2||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 7-17||1-1||Heinz Field||Recap|
|3||San Francisco 49ers||L 17-27||1-2||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|4||at Green Bay Packers||L 20-27||1-3||Lambeau Field||Recap|
|1||September 8||at Jacksonville Jaguars||W 40-26||1-0||TIAA Bank Field||Recap|
|2||September 15||at Oakland Raiders||W 28-10||2-0||RingCentral Coliseum||Recap|
|3||September 22||Baltimore Ravens||W 33-28||3-0||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|4||September 29||at Detroit Lions||W 34-30||4-0||Ford Field||Recap|
|5||October 6||Indianapolis Colts||L 13-19||4-1||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|6||October 13||Houston Texans||L 24-31||4-2||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|7||at Denver Broncos||W 30-6||5-2||Empower Field at Mile High||Recap|
|8||October 27||Green Bay Packers||L 24-31||5-3||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|9||November 3||Minnesota Vikings||W 26-23||6-3||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|10||November 10||at Tennessee Titans||L 32-35||6-4||Nissan Stadium||Recap|
|11||November 18||at Los Angeles Chargers||W 24-17||7-4||Estadio Azteca (Mexico City)||Recap|
|13||December 1||Oakland Raiders||W 40-9||8-4||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|14||December 8||at New England Patriots||W 23-16||9-4||Gillette Stadium||Recap|
|15||December 15||Denver Broncos||W 23-3||10-4||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|16||December 22||at Chicago Bears||W 26-3||11-4||Soldier Field||Recap|
|17||December 29||Los Angeles Chargers||W 31-21||12-4||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
|(2)Kansas City Chiefs||12||4||0||.750||6-0||9-3||451||308||W6|
|Los Angeles Chargers||5||11||0||.313||0-6||3-9||337||345||L3|
|2[a]||Kansas City Chiefs||West||12||4||0||.750||6-0||9-3||.510||.477||W6|
|3[a]||New England Patriots||East||12||4||0||.750||5-1||8-4||.469||.411||L1|
|Did not qualify for the playoffs|
|11[b][d]||New York Jets||East||7||9||0||.438||2-4||4-8||.473||.402||W2|
|14[g]||Los Angeles Chargers||West||5||11||0||.313||0-6||3-9||.514||.488||L3|
|Wild Card||First-round bye|
|Divisional||January 12, 2020||Houston Texans (4)||W 51-31||1-0||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|AFC Championship||January 19, 2020||Tennessee Titans (6)||W 35-24||2-0||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|Super Bowl LIV||February 2, 2020||vs. San Francisco 49ers (N1)||W 31-20||3-0||Hard Rock Stadium||Recap|