With the NFL's virtual offseason program almost officially in the rearview, teams around the league are beginning to make preparations for what training camp will look like amid the coronavirus pandemic.
It goes without saying that recent hot spots will force some organizations to relocate and the Kansas City Chiefs are no exception. On Wednesday, the defending Super Bowl champions announced that their preseason camp will be held at the University of Kansas Health System Training Complex in Arrowhead.
In early June, the NFL announced that teams would have to host training camp at their respective facilities to help curb the spread of COVID-19. This meant that the Chiefs would not be returning to Missouri Western State University, where they had held camp for the last decade leading up to this year.
In an official statement, Kansas City declared its intensions to return to St. Joseph, Missouri in 2021.
"We were looking forward to returning to St. Joseph as we prepare to defend our Super Bowl title, but unfortunately, as conditions have evolved nationally, we have decided that our best option is to conduct training camp at The University of Kansas Health System Training Complex this season. We appreciate the overwhelming support of Chiefs Kingdom and the St. Joseph community and look forward to returning to Missouri Western State University in preparation for the 2021 season."
Chiefs Kingdom would likely prefer if the team wasn't forced to rock the boat, but these are unprecedented times. This relocation shouldn't have any effect on how Patrick Mahomes and Co. normally go about their business.