Leonard Pope Has No Plans To Be A Backup

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Leonard Pope is hosting the 4th annual Kids Walk in Americus, GA this weekend.  He spoke with his hometown paper to promote the event and mentioned where he thinks he is will be on the Chiefs final depth chart.

“I feel I’m No. 1 right now, and don’t have plans to be anything besides that.  I’m going to work hard and compete every day.  It’s a competition, so I’m going to just do my job and compete.”

Hard to take any issue with Pope’s confidence.  The only player currently on the roster with a legitimate chance to push Pope for starting duties is rookie Tony Moeaki and he has spent large portions of OTAs on the sidelines rehabbing an injury.

No doubt Moeaki has more potential, but Pope brings not only experience to the table but also a history with Todd Haley from their time together in Arizona.

As we know the wildcard in the tight end competition is Cottam.  He can match Moeaki in athleticism if he comes all the way back from his neck injury.  The big question with Cottam is when/if he will be able to be a full participant in training camp practices.

Things look good for Pope as he prepares for a very cool event in Georgia.

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