Chiefs Theme Team Madden 21: Every Player Involved

Chiefs Theme Team in Madden 21 is just as powerful as previous ones we've covered.
Chiefs Theme Team in Madden 21 is just as powerful as previous ones we've covered. / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

Chiefs Theme Team in Madden 21 is just as powerful as previous ones we've covered.

The 2019 and 2020 Kansas City Chiefs are a real-life Madden Theme team. The 2019 defending Super Bowl Champions are showing no signs of slowing down and are currently +400 odds to repeat as 2020 Super Bowl Champs.

For the fun of it, let's talk about this Kanas City Chiefs theme team created by MightyWings on MUTHead. MightyWings is a beast when it comes to theme teams, we talked about his Ravens theme team on Tuesday.

To avoid some confusion, Madden theme teams are mainly left up to the interpretation of the creator. Some users like to create teams made exclusively of past and present players, while others use past and present players with a few exceptions. The goal of a theme team is to get the chemistry boosts with the cards, which you can do by getting players from the same or similar teams.

MightyWings has the Kansas City Chiefs chemistry boost which will increase the stats of all Chiefs players on the team. The 88 OVR team rating is pretty decent, with an 89 OVR offense, and 86 OVR defense. But it does seem a little low for a team that has dominated the league over the course of the past two seasons.

Chiefs Theme Team Madden 21: Every Player Involved

Let's start with the offense. It is really a pick'em when it comes to the quarterback. Joe Montana is listed as the starter with a 93 OVR with phenom Patrick Mahomes at 90 OVR as the back-up. The running backs are also stacked with 93 OVR Barry Sanders, 90 OVR Kareem Hunt, and 81 OVR rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Is it just me, or does Barry Sanders end up on every Madden theme team?

The Wide Receivers seem a bit disrespected to me, but I would assume that will change as the season progresses and some of these guys get new cards in the game. 91 OVR Andre Johnson, 89 OVR Dante Hall, and 88 Tyreek Hill are good, but nothing that will torch a defense down the field. Last season Hill had a 97 OVR Super Bowl Present card and 91 OVR Team of the Week card, so theme team players might have to sit tight and wait for those.

New England Patriots v Kansas City Chiefs
New England Patriots v Kansas City Chiefs / Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The rest of the offense is average outside of 92 OVR Right Guard Will Shields and 91 OVR Tight-End Tony Gonzalez. I would also look for 86 OVR Travis Kelce to be upgraded as the season progresses.

The defensive side of the ball has been the one area of weakness for the Kansas City Chiefs in real life. They rank fourth offensively, but a brutal 23rd on the defensive side of the ball. This theme team reflects the struggle.

Kansas City Chiefs v Denver Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs v Denver Broncos / Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

They are led by 95 OVR MLB Sam Mills and 90 OVR SS Tyrann Mathieu. Two of the three starting cornerbacks, Marcus Peters and L'Jarius Sneed have 90 OVR ratings, but they get crushed by the third starter, 77 OVR Charvarius Ward. So while Peters and Sneed can lock down the outsides, Ward is going to get rocked by all slot receivers and tight-ends.

The D-line won't be able to get a ton of pressure on opposing quarterbacks. An 88 OVR Chris Jones leads the way, but an 82 OVR Dee Ford and 81 OVR Justin Houston, unfortunately, will not get a whole lot done. The linebackers are solid with Mills and 90 OVR Bobby Bell. Meaning running backs might be able to bust through the line, but should be stopped soon after.

All in all, Chiefs fans should stick to watching their team dismantle opponents on television and be patient until EA gives some of these players new cards throughout the season.