The NFL Players Association released the first-annual “Team Report Cards” on Wednesday and the Super Bowl champs were one of the worst teams as they ranked 29th of 32 teams based upon the submissions of 1,300 players who were on league rosters in 2022. The “Report Card” provided grades on the Chiefs’ treatment of families, food quality, weight and training rooms, strength coaches, training staff, locker rooms, and travel.
The Super Bowl LVII champions received very low marks for their training room, training staff, locker room, and team travel. They received D’s and F’s on all of them.
The most notable was the training staff and what players accused them of doing. Players reportedly felt they were discouraged from reporting their injuries.
“They feel discouraged from reporting their injuries,” says the NFLPA of their findings. “They do not feel they get the level of personal care that they should. They fear retribution for speaking up for better care.”
The NFLPA’s report card added that the Chiefs’ training and medical facilities are also outdated. Players on the team don’t believe owner Clark Hunt cares enough to invest in fixing things.
“Players’ responses showed that treatment of players also falls well below other clubs across the NFL. For example, the Chiefs are one of 6 teams that still make certain players have roommates, and less than 50% of players feel they have enough room to be comfortable on flights.”
The report card website indicates that player opinions and feedback will continue to be taken into account on a yearly basis moving forward.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.