Five Danny Barnes Jersey Things to Know About New Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins

The Chiefs added a big-time playmaker to an already-explosive offense

The Kansas City Chiefs got better on Thursday—signing former first-round pick and playmaking free-agent receiver Sammy Watkins, who spent last season with the Los Angeles Rams.

Watkins is just 24 years old and adds another uber-talented skill position player to a Chiefs’ group that wasn’t short on them already, highlighted by guys like tight end Travis Kelce, receiver Tyreek Hill, running back Kareem Hunt, quarterback Patrick Mahomes, among others.

The average age of those five guys is just 24 years old.

Here are five quick things to know about the Chiefs’ newest offensive weapon:

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1. Watkins originally entered the league as a first-round pick

Watkins is a name that most football fans are already familiar.

He was a two-time first-team All-American at Clemson before be Men’s Toronto Blue Jays Majestic Authentic 18 Curtis Granderson Canada Day Red Scarlet Flex Base Jersey ing selected as the No. 4 overall pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2014.

In his last collegiate game, which came against Ohio State in the 2014 Orange Bowl, Watkins caught 16 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns in a 40-35 win for the Tigers. He was named MVP of the game and decided to forego his senior year and enter the NFL Draft.

In three seasons with the Bills, Watkins had 153 receptions for 2,459 yards with 17 touchdowns. He missed some time in 2016 with a broken foot and ended up playing in just eight games that year.

The Bills would ultimately decline his fifth-year option later that spring and he ended up being traded to the Rams for cornerback E.J. Gaines and a second-round pick a few weeks prior to the 2017 season.

And last year with the Rams—despite joining the team just 30 days prior to their opening game of the season, Watkins finished with 39 receptions for 593 yards and a team-best eight touchdowns.

2. The guy makes plays

In his career, Watkins has averaged a ridiculous 15.9 yards per reception, which ranks sixth-best in the league since 2014.

It’s playmaking quantified, and for reference, Tyreek Hill averaged 15.8 yards per reception last year (and 13.1 in his career).

Here’s a look at what’s coming to the Chiefs next season.

3.  Watkins has shown a variety of skills at receiver

According to ESPN’s Matt Bowen, Watkins’ versatility and abilities are a great fit with Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid.

“In that offense, look for Andy Reid to scheme up opportunities for Watkins. Think of the underneath passing game (slants, hitches, crossers), the inside cuts and the high-percentage throws for quarterback Patrick Mahomes to get Watkins the ball in space (screens, bubbles). Plus, Watkins has the top-end speed to stretch the secondary down the field.”

Furthermore, the folks at Sports Info Solutions put out some more information regarding Watkins’ ability to run multiple routes Curtis Granderson Jersey , which should serve him well in Reid’s creative offense.

“Sammy Watkins most targeted routes over the past two years were:

Curls 18%

Digs 14%,

Slants 12%

Go’s 11%

Drags 7% 

“His average depth of target (ADOT) was higher than league average on all 5 of those routes.”

These numbers show, among other things, that Watkins wasn’t simply  Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 57 Jaime Garcia Toronto Blue Jays Scarlet Canada Day Jersey Red a one-trick guy.

Also, Watkins was one of just two players (Brandon Coleman, Saints) in the NFL last year to play at least 60 percent of his team’ offensive snaps and not drop a pass, per Pro Football Focus.

4. Watkins has played at Arrowhead Stadium once in his career, and it was memorable

On November 29, 2015, Watkins—then with the Bills, had the second-most yards receiving in a game in his career, and it came against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

Watkins finished the day with six receptions for 158 yards and two touchdowns—one of just four multi-touchdown games in his career up to this point. He averaged 26.3 yards per reception that day.

Here’s to hoping that trend continues now that he’s on the right side of things.

5.  Watkins shared that he’s excited to join Reid and the Chiefs

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has signed fullback Anthony Sherman.

“We are happy we were able to keep Anthony in a Chiefs uniform,” Chiefs GM Brett Veach said. “He’s blocked for three 1,000-yard rushers in his career and has been a key component for us on special teams. His versatility will continue to benefit us.”

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has signed punter Dustin Colquitt.

“Dustin has played an important role in our team’s success the last five seasons, and has consistently performed at a high level his entire career here,” General Manager Brett Veach said. “He wanted to be in Kansas City, and we are happy to keep him here for the foreseeable future.”

“Dustin is without a doubt one of the best punters in the National Football League,” Head Coach Andy Reid said. “He’s been critical for us in flipping field position and pinning opponents deep. Off the field he’s been a staple in the community, and we are glad he’s staying with us.”

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Sammy Watkins, Anthony Hitchens, David Amerson and Kendall Fuller spoke to the media on Thursday

WR SAMMY WATKINS

General Manager Brett Veach Opening Statement: “Thanks everybody for being here. I’d like to announce that we’ve officially signed Sammy Watkins to the Kansas City Chiefs. I would like to welcome Sammy, and his fiancé Tala, and his children Samiah and Saliah, to the Chiefs Kingdom. We’d also like to thank his agent Tory Dandy, and all the CAA crew with their work with our guys – Brandt Tilis and Chris Shea – for their work and their trust in bringing Sammy here and trusting our vision for Sammy and what he can do. And the last thing I’d like to do, I’d like to thank the fans. In our conversations with Sammy and his representation, Sammy made it clear that he wanted a coach, a quarterback and a great culture, and he wanted great fans. So I think the fans should know that their effect on our organization extends beyond Sundays. With that I’d like to turn it over to Sammy.”

WR Sammy Watkins Opening Statement: “First of all I’d like to thank Mr. Hunt and the Hunt family. The GM, Mr. Veach, and Coach Andy Reid. It’s an exciting time for me because I chose this, chose to come out here and spend hopefully the rest of my career here. Just a happy, exciting time to get started and it’s a very blessed moment for me and my family and this organization. Just knowing the history of this team and how well they all played in the past, the previous years going to the playoffs, just excited to be here.”

Q: What are some of the things that attracted you to Kansas City?

WATKINS: “Just Chiefs Kingdom. I played here two years ago and I feel like I fed off these fans and the stadium and the atmosphere. Of course you’ve got a Hall of Fame in Coach Andy Reid, you have Patrick Mahomes, you have so many other players, Travis Kelce, so many other guys that have already been here and have been doing great things. Me, I’m just coming here to have fun and add my ability is really why I chose here.”

Q: How much does the presence of Patrick Mahomes help you?

WATKINS: “I think it just helps me, both of us being young. We’re young guys, 24 years old, still got a lot more things to learn in this game and still got to get better. Just feel like we can get better together and we can grow together. I mean all the guys that we have on this team we can grow, it’s a young team. I really just can’t wait to get started and meet the players, learn the playbook and kind of calm down and move into the season.”

Q: Patrick has a big arm, the deep ball – is that your game? How optimistic are you that you’re going to have some opportunities now to stretch the field?

WATKINS: “Very optimistic. I just know he’s a great player. He didn’t go in the first round for no reason and just really ready to get out there and play football. I know this team and this offense and this organization are going to do great and just trying to add my ability and my family into this atmosphere.”

Q: When did you think Kansas City was the spot for you?

WATKINS: “I was just waiting to see what teams were out there. When Wednesday came around, 5 or 6 o’clock it just donned on me, and I really just wanted to pick the best place for me and I had the opportunity to. For me it was just picking the best organization and the best team, the best coaches, the best players and really the best place where my family can live and be happy. To be a part of the organization.”

Q: Did it matter that the Chiefs tried to trade for you last year?

WATKINS: “I didn’t even know all that. My biggest thing was going somewhere where there’s a great coach and a great organization, great players and of course just really wanting to be my best. I think I have the best opportunity to do that here.”

Q: Did you know that the Chiefs tried to trade for you in training camp?

WATKINS: “No sir, I was not aware of that. Like I said, I’m in the best situation. I’m here now and I’m really just ready to play football.”

Q: Was there a point that you thought you had him in training camp?

VEACH: “I don’t think it ever got close. I was calling Brandon Beane at Buffalo a lot and he made it clear that this is an immensely talented player, have to get at least a (second-round pick). Like I said yesterday, not having a (first-round pick) and then coming back in the draft not having a (second-round pick) would’ve been difficult. But we sure tried. It didn’t work out but we never lost sight of the player and again, we didn’t know what was going to happen in regards to the (franchise) tag. But when they (Los Angeles Rams) decided not to tag him, we went all in.”

Q: Coach, what are the challenges of playing against press coverage now?

REID: “Well so much of that is the release off of the ball. So getting off a jam, that jam coverage, and that’s one of his strengths. So we invite people to do that. I mean if you’re putting the word out there, we’re okay with it.”

Q: What made an impression on you during that game at Arrowhead a few years ago?

WATKINS: “For me it was the fans. Like I said, I think for me I just fed off that energy. We know in the NFL it’s hard to get offended from fans like this – to be cheering and standing up, and I mean on every first down or when the defense gets a stop, the crowd is raging. That’s what you need when you’re trying to build a championship team.”

Q: Brett, has he been on your radar for some time?

VEACH: “Yeah. I mean with a guy of this caliber, he was one of the best receivers coming out in a long time. Love the guy, he went top 10 for a reason. As I said yesterday, Sammy Watkins is a scheme fit for every team in the NFL. It’s just hard to acquire these guys. When we’re sitting there in free agency and you see a 24-year old, elite playmaker, you don’t get those opportunities a lot. What we have and where we’re going, we said about it in the staff room, we may not get this chance again. We expect to win, we’ll be picking at the bottom of one (first round) and in this case two (second round), we’re going to get Sammy Watkins. So we get one chance to go get him, let’s make it happen.”

Q: How much confidence do you have picking up the playbook?

WATKINS: “The offense is definitely broad I think for me. I’m just going to lean on the coaches and the players. I’m not going to be trying to rush anything, I’m just going to come to the coaches, lean on Greg Lewis to help me out. Like I said, there’s players that have been here two or three years, those are the players I’m going to be asking a lot of questions and going to. I’m not going to be perfect. I’m going to mess up probably early on, that’s just part of the process. I’m just going to lean on my coaches and teammates.”

Q: What would you say your role was in the Rams’ offense?

WATKINS: “I don’t really pay attention to that. For me it was my first season out, I was healthy, to go out there and be my best and dominate on the field and I think for the most part, without the numbers, that was my best season. I had fun, it was my first season in the playoffs and I enjoyed it.”

Q: What do you think you did really well last year?

WATKINS: “Honestly, I think I played the game the way it was played. Played physical, played fast, and running around and doing it with passion. I had to find how to play the game again just being injured, last year was by far my best season and I enjoyed the game.”

Q: Who were some of your receiving influences growing up?

WATKINS: “Most of the greats. You can call out someone that might be going to the Hall of Fame, Terrell Owens. There’s so many guys – Jerry Rice, you got Cris Carter, Michael Irvin, a lot of guys, Randy Moss. There’s so many guys that were at their best around that time so those were guys that I try to mimic my game like and perfect my craft.”

Q: What do you have to do to make sure you’re healthy for 16 games?

WATKINS: “I think the same thing I did last year, really just hone in on eating right, sleeping right and taking care of my body, massages, the basic things. Staying in the training room, not because you’re hurt but because you’re being on top of things and getting in that cold tub. Just being an all-around pro.”

Q: You’ve worked with a lot of young quarterbacks, anything different you see in Patrick Mahomes?

WATKINS: “Like I said, for me he went first round for a reason. Haven’t really watched anything on him or seen anything but I know for a fact that he’s on a great staff and organization and coaches so for me let him go through his process as well as everyone on this team goes through. I’m going to follow his lead and he’s definitely going to help me out and I’m going to try my best to help him out. He’s going to be a great quarterback.”

Q: Who’s your favorite guy to go against?

WATKINS: “There’s so many guys, it’s week-to-week. But for me it was definitely (Darrelle) Revis, that was definitely my match early coming into the league. I enjoyed it. He helped me definitely get better and to face a top corner was definitely a privilege.”

Q:  How much thought did you put into figuring out was this a good fit for your family?

WATKINS: “My family is definitely a big decision on where to go and for me it was, I’m not a big city guy or into that party life, whatever the case may be. I just wanted to be somewhere where I can be comfortable, where my family can be comfortable. My daughter’s getting old, there’s great schools, great private schools around here. Really I can raise my family and be happy and that’s what made me choose here.”

Q: Coach, what’s the early thoughts on where guys could line up?

REID: “He’ll line up at the X to start with. Then we have the flexibility of moving him around. He’ll be the man on the line of scrimmage, inviting your first question (press coverage).”

LB ANTHONY HITCHENS

VEACH OPENING STATEMENT: “I would like to again officially announce that we have signed Anthony Hitchens to the Kansas City Chiefs. I would like to welcome Anthony and his wife, Ashley, to the Kingdom. I would also like to thank his agent Jack Bechta for his work with our crew, Brandt Tilis and Chris Shea. There were a lot of hours Wednesday night that went into this. There were a lot of teams that wanted Anthony and I certainly thank Jack, Ashely and Anthony for trusting in us and our vision for him with this defense.”

HITCHENS OPENING STATEMENT: “I just want to thank everyone in this organization and the Hunt family, Brett (Veach), Coach Reid, and my agent. Just taking the time, putting everything right and getting here. I am excited and I can’t wait to get this thing going. Great guys, I have met a couple already. I am excited.”

Q: When did Kansas City become a choice for you?

HITCHENS: “As soon as the season was over. It’s not far. Me and my wife, we love the Midwest. There are good players here and they win every year, and we are just excited.”

Q: So you give your agent a list and say go get it done with one of these teams?

HITCHENS: “It didn’t work like that. He gave me some options and I narrowed it down for him.”

Q: Did it play a factor that the Chiefs had been interested in you for a while?

HITCHENS: “Definitely. I didn’t hear that until the season was over, I had to focus on the season, my agent didn’t want to bring it up. Once he told me that and they came back again, I was like, ‘We need to make that happen.’”

Q: You played the Chiefs last year, what do you think about the group of skill players the Chiefs have?

HITCHENS: “It is top in the league. Going into our week, we spent some extra time. I am glad to be part of it now.”

Q: What did you do to scheme against them?

HITCHENS: “First of all, you can’t play man because they are too good. But at the same time, you have to stop the run. Mobile quarterbacks, it was a handful. I am just happy to be a part of it.”

Q: Where were you at on the Tyreek Hill play at the end of the half?

HITCHENS: “I was the last guy he made miss. That is just a prime example right there. We were playing man-to-man, he outran his guy and made everybody else miss. That’s just what I said, an explosive offense and I am just happy to be on the other side.”

Q: What were you thinking after that play?

HITCHENS: “We can’t let it happen again. We have to erase it, on to the  Men’s 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey next play. It just shows the type of athletes we have here.”

Q: With the Chiefs releasing veteran guys like Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali, how much can you bring to the locker room as far as leadership and being a veteran presence goes?

HITCHENS: “It will definitely be hard to replace those guys. (They’ve) been around in the league for a while, made a lot of plays. I can just bring my energy and Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap  my love for the game and stuff like that. Whatever coaches need me to do. Guys can look at me knowing I will do the right thing on and off the field and just lead in the best way I know how to lead.”

Q: Coach, how much does bringing in a guy that has leadership and brings a good presence in the locker room factor in?

REID: “I know Brett (Veach) had both Sammy and Anthony in mind for a while. Somebody asked that question and one of the top things he told me was the quality of people these two guys are. You are replacing a DJ that every day he came out and practiced like he was 20 years old. That is how he went about his business. And he is a good guy on and off the field. That was one of Brett’s objectives was to bring in guys here that were quality people and leaders. Not only did he (Hitchens) do it at the college level but I’m sure you read the tweets from his teammates in Dallas and how they spoke of him and how they will miss him th Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap ere. This guy is a tremendous human being and a tremendous player. Brett is trying to bring that into our football team now.”

Q:  Are you on Twitter now?

REID: “No, but Veach is. He coaches me up.”

Q: Are you going to get on it?

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REID: “Probably not.”

VEACH: “And just to add to Coach. In addition, as a staff at the end of when we do our full evaluation of offense and defense – when we look at the defense and we are trying to get different pieces here right in place – I don’t think you get better until you develop and get a mindset, how you are going to play. You have to get corners, you have to get pass rushers, defense, we are aware of all that. But it starts with a mindset. So when you turn on the tape and watch Anthony Hitchens plays, he plays with that toughness and that mindset. So when you take the field, that opposing offense knows they are going to be in for a dog fight for four quarters. That is one of the things that we talked about as a staff. Yeah, we can get good players, but we have to develop that mindset. This is what this guy brings. He leaves it on the field and he does everything the right way. That is why he was a target for us back in July and when we came to this free agency period, that’s why he was a target again.”

Q: The linebacker position seems to be a real emphasis for you, in order to stop the run did you think you needed these linebackers here?

VEACH: “Well, yeah. And I think they set the tone, those guys. Like the quarterback, like Pat (Mahomes) will do on offense, I think those linebackers will set the tone. Go back to developing that mindset, ‘We are just going to go out there and roll our sleeves up and get to work.’ And it starts with those two backers. Now you have Reggie (Ragland), and now you have Hitch. I think we start to develop a mindset of how we feel as a defense.”

Q: Do you guys feel good about young guys coming into this environment and being about to learn and be led?

VEACH: “You feel good when young guys come in with the track record they have. These guys have a history of being leaders and bringing that mindset and toughness when they were in high school, when they were in college and when they were in the pros. They are young but this is who are. This is what they are going to bring and this is how they are going to play off each other.”

CB DAVID AMERSON

Q: What interested you about what’s going on here? Why the Chiefs instead of somewhere else?

AMERSON: “When I came for my visit just the vibe of the GM and Coach Reid, just all the coaches period even down to the people that were showing me around the building and everything. I wanted to be part of a winning organization. Somewhere that has a team that has a chance to compete for a championship. I feel like it just felt right. I felt like it was a good place for me to define my career.”

Q: You’ve played against the Chiefs. Talk about the receivers they have here. How does this group compare? What makes guys like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce what they are?

AMERSON: “They’re both top players at their position. Obviously you know with Tyreek the speed he has is unmatched and it makes a big difference in football. With Kelce he’s a dynamic tight end and I think probably the best tight end in the league in my opinion. He goes out there and shows every week. He has that Gronk in him. That competitiveness. He’s a good competitor. I feel like that definitely gives him that edge day in and day out, week in and week out. Those guys are, like I said, two of the best at their position.”

Q: I like to ask players when they first get here how they see themselves because I think it’s a good representation of what you can expect to get from them. If I asked you to kind of describe yourself as a player in a few sentences what would you say?

AMERSON: “Play maker. I’m going to come in and work hard. I’m not really a big talker or anything like that. I just keep my head down and balls to the wall work hard every day. Go out there and prove myself and let that speak for itself. I’ve always been that type of guy.”

Q: I was looking at your tape and your history. You’ve had some really productive years with ball production. You did it in college your last year and then 2015 with Oakland. Can you talk about some of the factors that led to you having years like that? Why were those years so special?

AMERSON: “I think on defense the biggest thing is getting turnovers and getting your hands on the ball. That’s what kind of separates somebody that’s just out there and somebody that’s out there really making plays, really getting opportunities and taking advantage of them and changing the game and being a game changer. I think even with those years that I had or whatever it just came with preparation and just being 100% healthy. All that plays a factor into all those things. That’s kind of what I want to build my identity as, period. Every year.”

Q: You mentioned the part about being healthy and you were healthy in 2015. How much did the health play a role in last year and in 2016?

AMERSON: “2016, I was pretty healthy, I mean I had a broken hand pretty much the whole season. Other than that I was good enough to play compared to this last year. That was my first time really missing games especially that many games more than half the season. That was my first time really ever dealing with that type of injury. It was different. I learned a lot from myself as a player and just how the business works period. I think I’ve definitely grown from it. Like I said, I do the best I can not to go back to ever being injured again.”

Q: What did they tell you about the scheme here when you visited Brett Veach and Andy Reid?

AMERSON: “They told me it was more of a press team. More of kind of a Seattle scheme which I was somewhat familiar with. Just be prepared to play 90% press. I didn’t have a problem with that. It wasn’t anything new to me.”

Q: Any particular side you’re more comfortable on?

AMERSON: “I played both. I played right. I played left. I guess I’ll be playing right. I don’t know. It doesn’t really matter to me.”

Q: Which side did you play in 2015?

AMERSON: “Mostly left but I played both that season. It just depends. Sometimes I was traveling with guys. Sometimes I was strictly left. In the beginning I was kind of moving right and then they’d bring the third corner in and move our left corner inside and then I’d move left because he wasn’t comfortable playing left side. Like I said I have played both sides for real. I was playing both sides in 2015.”

Q: The Chiefs bringing you in, they made the trade for Kendall Fuller and made the move with Marcus Peters – is there some pressure coming into this situation?

AMERSON: “It all just depends on how you look at it. People will say there’s pressure for such and such to step up or DA or Kendall or whoever’s out there step up. But at the end of the day at my position there’s pressure every play. Like there’s nothing that really stands out like I have to do this or do that. I’m going to go out there, play my game and be the best DA I can be. That will be good enough. I feel as long as I’m going 100% balls to the wall then I think I can be a top player in this league and for the Chief Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey s.”

Q: Physically how do you feel?

AMERSON: “I feel good. I feel back to myself. I can move and do things I want to. Workouts have been going good and I think it’s going to be a real good year for me.”

Q: Do you represent yourself?

AMERSON: “I have an agent that I work along with but he doesn’t all the way represent me. So yeah I guess you could say that.”

Q: Why’d you decide to make that decision?

AMERSON: “I just felt like my past experience with agents I was just dishing out money for no reason. I’m a person that wants to protect my money and just make the wise decisions and not just cutting checks for no reason. I feel like it’s the best decision for me.”

 

CB KENDALL FULLER

Q: Has the shock of the trade worn off, are you settled in to being a member of the Chiefs?

FULLER: “Yeah I think the shock I would say pretty much ended yesterday, actually being official and stuff like that. I’m excited to get to town and I’m excited to be a Chief.”

Q: Looks like you play with an edge, is that correct and where does that come from and why is it necessary?

FULLER: “I think that’s correct. Probably just growing up in a house with three older brothers, pretty much the only thing we did was compete. Even to this day, any little thing we’ll find something to play, find something to compete on. I think it’s just one of those things once you get on the field you got to be able to have that.”

Q: When you were at Virginia Tech which side of the field did you play on?

FULLER: “The defense we did was you pretty much played on both sides.”

Q: So for you there’s no preference to what side?

FULLER: “Yeah either or.”

Q: What have you been told about the kind of scheme you’re going to be asked to play here?

FULLER: “Honestly not too much. I think basically in terms of when the trade happened, we weren’t really able to talk in terms of league rules so honestly I’m not sure. I think starting from now or when I get there tomorrow I’ll be able to start figuring out more.”

Q: Do you feel like you have a better reputation of being a better press corner than an off corner?

FULLER: “Honestly I will take both. Coming from Virginia Tech, our defensive back coach he was the guy that he wanted you to learn how to do everything, know how to do everything. I think what I pride myself on is putting myself in the best situation to make plays and that’s what every coach in the NFL takes pride on. There’s going to be some situations where you’re going to be comfortable off and some situations where you’ll be comfortable press. Especially in this league you can’t line up and just do one thing every single time. Being able to do both and excel at both is special.”

Q: With what the Chiefs have going on the offensive side of the ball with their skill players, do you feel like this is one of the better groups in the league?

FULLER: “Yeah definitely one of the first words you think of is speed. Just on the weapons that they have, Sammy Watkins, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Just a lot of different play makers, guys that if you get the ball in their hands and they can take it the rest of the way so it’s definitely going to be exciting. I’m excited to go up against it in practice, that’ll make the games a lot easier for me so I’m looking forward to it.”

Q: Did you match up much in the game last year against Tyreek (Hill)?

FULLER: “I think I matched up with him a couple times. I think I matched up with Albert Wilson, with him too. Definitely got some speed over there.” 

Q: As far as Tyreek Hill goes, until you are on the field with him, can you really appreciate how fast he is?

FULLER: “I think I am going to appreciate it a lot more seeing it day to day. I think he is definitely respected when you watch the film and stuff like that. It probably is a whole different animal when you are going against it every day.”

Q: If people want to compare you to Marcus Peters, how do you deal with that?

FULLER: “I don’t really look at it that way at all. Some people would say, ‘Oh, you have a lot of pressure’ and other stuff. Anytime people say you have a lot of pressure, it just means you have an opportunity. Really, just going in there and just being who I am and not trying to play like someone else or be someone else. Knowing what I have to do and trying to make plays to help us win games.”

Q: Why does football matter so much to the Fuller family?

FULLER: “I think mainly just for us, especially growing up in Baltimore, I think football was just a way out for us. We’ve seen a lot of different people get into a lot of different stuff and deal with different stuff. But for us, my father, my parents, they kind of just always kept us in sports. It was just kind of a way to get away from everything and just a way for us to be able to do what we are doing now. When you are growing up and that’s all you are doing is living and breathing football or just any sport and stuff like that you learn to appreciate it a lot.”

Q: Can you walk us through what was going through your mind when the trade went down?

FULLER: “I heard about the Alex Smith part and no one knew the other side yet, and I guess when other people started coming out with it I wasn’t aware yet. I think my agent had just found out and they were giving me calls and I started tweeting a little bit. Once I realized I was actually in the trade, I told myself I just need to get off twitter right now. It wasn’t too emotional. When I look back at it, I think it is kind of funny how it went. We are here now.”

Q: Can fans expect that you are a good natured guy and like to have fun?

FULLER: “Yeah, I am pretty much just laid back chilling. The way I look at it, you still get an opportunity to play football, especially for a great organization. A team that clearly wanted me to be a part of the organization so all positivity for me.”

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Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes spoke to the media on Thursday

CHIEFS HEAD COACH ANDY REID

REID OPENING STATEMENT: “I’ll start off by thanking a couple of the players that are not here. Marcus (Peters) would be one of them. For the last three years we appreciated the hard work and dedication that he gave us. DJ (Derrick Johnson) for bringing the energy like a 20 year old for all of the years that he was here, nobody brought more energy and nobody had more tackles than what DJ did. Then Tamba (Hali) again, I nicknamed him 911 even though he was 91, he was always there and made the emergency call all the time. He will go down as one of the all-time great ones, as DJ will. Then Alex (Smith), for all that he brought to the organization really over the last five years, his dedication. I told Patrick (Mahomes) that Patrick could buy him a castle and it wouldn’t pay for the experience that he was able to have working with Alex and his introduction into the National Football League. Then just as far as a couple of the coaches go, we had a couple coaching changes. Eric Bieniemy is now the offensive coordinator and I’d like to thank Matt Nagy and Brad Childress for the job that they did and they’ll continue to do a good job in Chicago. Eric, I have full confidence in him. I had that when he was a player for me and I felt that way since he’s been a coach with me. So again, I look forward to watching his career grow in this leadership position and I’m sure he’ll be a head coach in the near future. Then Mike Kafka was elevated to the quarterback (coach) position. Again, Mike I had the opportunity to draft and coach at Philadelphia and then watch him grow here as a coach. So he’ll take over the coaching part of it. And then just some of the new additions that we’ve had come on board and we’ll talk about those guys later I know, but it will be nice to have the additions of Kendall Fuller and Sammy Watkins, Anthony Hitchens. These are top notch people and really good football players on top of that. We’re so excited about the future and that leads me into the guy sitting next to me. I had the honor of working with Patrick this past season, in particular,  Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap in a closer relationship for the Denver game. Almost like a dress rehearsal not knowing that we were going to make this move with Alex. Definitely knew that Matt Nagy was probably going to be out the door as a coach. So the Denver game allowed me to work with Mike Kafka and see how he’s progressed and work with Patrick. I had the opportunity to call for him in that game and kind of get a feel of how he operates. It was a smooth transition. The fans and media here had an opportunity to watch him perform just as I did. It was fun to be a part of and we look forward to the future. This is a great thing for the Kansas City Chiefs most of all and it’s exciting. The energy in this building is unbelievable right now and we’re really looking forward to getting the offseason going here where we actually can get the players back in the building and talk to them. Right now there’s no coaching going on. With that I’d like to introduce Patrick Mahomes to you and he’ll take it from here for a little bit.”

QB PATRICK MAHOMES

MAHOMES OPENING STATEMENT: “First off, I’m super excited about everything that Mr. Veach and Coach Reid and everybody has put in this offseason of helping us get in the best position to win. I’m thankful for all of them, Coach Reid, Mr. Veach and Mr. Hunt for believing in me. To get to this point so far, I had an unbelievable opportunity last year to learn behind Alex who is a great person and great quarterback who showed me how to prepare, how to be a professional quarterback and have a lot of success at it. He helped me build a foundation of how you need to go in every single day and learn and keep getting better every single day no matter where you’re at in your career. I’m super excited to keep moving forward as we go and to keep going with the team. We have a lot of young guys with a lot of enthusiasm that are really ready to go out there and win. So I’m excited for the next season and the future ahead of what we can bring to the Kansas City Chiefs.”

Q: You guys made the trade last year to move up and get Patrick and Alex wrote in his farewell article with The Players’ Tribune that he felt like this was going to be the move and that it was his last year in Kansas City. You mentioned that you didn’t know you were going to make the move when you were prepping for Denver. Somewhere in the back of your mind did you think along the season that this was probably going to happen sooner rather than later with Patrick?

REID: “That’s not where my mind was at all. I’d probably say the same thing Alex did, that I didn’t have to worry about that. Alex didn’t have to worry about it. We were just focused in on winning a championship and that’s kind of where we went. That was not a distraction, or we didn’t let it be a distraction and really didn’t even consider it. That’s one nice thing of sitting in this position, I don’t have to worry about the personnel part of it. That wasn’t an issue. It was never brought up. That’s how we went about it.”

Q: You needed to see something from Patrick during the year to say we’re going to trade Alex. When did you feel that this was something he could do?

REID: “That’s fair. First of all he’s a sponge and he took everything in. His relationship with Alex was unbelievable. That can be really sticky, but their relationship, his respect for Alex and how he handled i Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap t. This wasn’t Alex’s job to teach him, but that’s just how that room was, phenomenal room. I saw that part. I saw the way he went about working every day at practice. Then I had that opportunity to work with him in a game situation which you can’t predict that by any means, but we were lucky enough to be able to do that. I felt comfortable with that not knowing that was the direction we were going to go. We still had another year remaining here with Alex, but not knowing that’s where we were headed. Like I said it was more like Mike Kafka, because I knew there were feelers out there for Matt and I had that feeling that he was definitely going to be gone. Anyways that part was beneficial I guess as we sit here today.”

Q: You sent Alex to a situation where Jay Gruden has a good reputation for working with quarterbacks and tailoring stuff to what they do well. From your point of view, was it important for you guys to send him to a good situation in that kind of way?

REID: “Absolutely. Alex deserves this. If he had to leave here we wanted him in the best possible situation that he could be in. Jay Gruden is one of the top offensive minds in the National Football League. I’m close to that family. I know he’s in good hands. Their president there, Bruce Allen, I’m friends with him so I knew that he would take care of him too. Most of all Alex is going to help their football team with his leadership, his toughness and all of those things. They’ve got a Men’s 1994 Miami Dolphins 13 Dan Marino 75th Anniversary Aqua Authentic Throwback Jersey  lot of talent there. They’ve got a really good offensive line. I just think all the way around it’s a win-win for both organizations.”

Q: Did you feel like with the young quarterback you needed to surround him with a really good group of skill players?

REID: “So Brett (Veach) has had his eye on Sammy (Watkins) for forever it seems like, whether it was Alex at the helm or Patrick. The other guys were here. I didn’t mention Albert Wilson who went to Miami. Albert was another one that was a good football player. We get Chris Conley back which is a nice addition. Patrick is coming into a good situation where he has good players around him. Kelce has had a good offseason up to this point and is fired up and ready to go. I have talked to him a few times and he is excited to get things started. And then 10 (Tyreek Hill) he is running around somewhere. He walks fast. He is doing well, too. Patrick is coming into a situation where he has a good offensive line and he has good skill players.”

Q: Can you talk about where you are with the offensive line?

REID: “Zach (Fulton) moved on, but we have a center here that is coming back and he will be healthy. Mitch (Morse) is a good center. We could line up and play today without any additions and still be fine and really be in a good situation. Not a lot of teams could say that, that is the only reason I am mentioning that. Offensively, we can lineup and go play at a really high level.”

Q: Mitch (Morse) is OK physically?

REID: “Yeah, Mitch is fine.”

Q: Patrick, can you take us through the last couple months?

MAHOMES: “A lot went on during the offseason, but for me it was all about just keep working and just keep doing what I did last year and in my past. It was really just putting my head down and work. Everything else handles itself. Of course, Coach Reid and Mr. Veach, they kept in touch with me whenever stuff happened. But at the same time, it was about me getting better every single day. That is what you have to do as a quarterback is just to make sure you are improving yourself physically and mentally every single day.”

Q: What do you think you guys are capable of offensively?

MAHOMES: “I feel like as a team, we have won a lot of games in the last few years and we are bringing a lot of those guys back. And with the additions that we have added, I feel like we can have a very, very good offense. It is all going to start with how we prepare, especially at my position and how I can make myself ready every single week. That starts off in OTAs and when you get to Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey  the minicamp and you have to take everything day by day. You build a great relationship with those guys and hopefully have a great offense.”

Q: How do you expect the offense to change going from Alex to Patrick? What is reasonable to expect?

REID: “Each one of these guys puts their own personality to it. Alex had his strengths and we tried to exploit those. Alex, believe it or not, even as old as Alex is, he hasn’t tapped out yet. He still has room to continue to grow because of his work ethic. Patrick likewise, we will try to utilize his strengths. One of the things as a coach, that is what you do. You exploit their strengths and you work on things they need to get better at. Will the offense change a little bit? Yeah, it will. It will change a little bit, but that is fitting around his talents.”

Q: Is that reflected by some of the skill talent you have put around him, with so many guys that are very fast?

REID: “We have guys that can go. It is not always about how fast you can run. Quickness can be a strength, too, for a receiver. Route running, knowing the defensive secondary and how you read those. We feel like our short and intermediate game, we feel like we aren’t going to decline in that area. We have guys that can go down the field.”

Q: Against Denver, you had a lot of shotgun and having four receivers wide, and if you called that game for Patrick, is it reasonable to assume those are the things that he did well at Texas Tech?

REID: “Let’s back up a little bit with Alex. I went back and looked at all of his college stuff and tried to pull out things which he really hadn’t had at the NFL level. I pulled out things that he was comfortable with and I talked to Alex about it. What he felt he was comfortable with and we molded that offense around him. I was able to do that with Patrick that week and talk to him and see what he liked and felt most comfortable with. For that game, we molded that game plan around him. Mike Kafka spent a lot of time with him when everybody else was kind of working on the playoff game. We were able to get in there and kind of mold it with what we had in the package at that time, mold it around him. We didn’t put a lot of new in because we had a lot of young guys playing around him. He didn’t have the whole cast there.”

Q: Patrick, what was your comfort level with the offense and the concepts that were called in that game?

MAHOMES: “I was extremely comfortable with just the whole entire offense. Just from going throughout the whole year preparing like I was going to play. Like Coach said, there was nothing really new that we hadn’t run throughout the year in that last game. He helped call to my strengths and we had success and came out of there with the win.”

Q: What were the key things you needed to see from Patrick to make a decision like this?

REID: “Well, first I had to learn how to say his last name. Instead of McHomes it is Mahomes. Comfort level is extremely high. Does that mean I am not going to grind on him? It is all roses right now. That he isn’t going to hit a rough spot here or there during the season? Well, it happens. It happens to every quarterback in the National Football League. But he is wired the right way, I know that. Now he just has to go do it. Everything else is speculation to this point. We feel like we have narrowed that down a little bit to where we are comfortable with it. Now it is just a matter of us doing a good job coaching and him, doing a good job playing and the guys around him doing their thing and we roll.”

Q: Patrick, was there a moment or an area of time where things started to click?

MAHOMES: “I don’t think there was a moment where everything just clicked and everything started working. I think it was just the progression throughout the year. Like you said, Coach Kafka worked with me a lot. We really worked the entire year just making sure I progressed and making sure I have a plan and I go through those things. As the year went on, I started to pick stuff up a little bit faster and a little bit faster to where the last week when I got to prepare and actually play the game, I really could get stuff fast enough that I really felt comfortable playing.”

Q: Why was it necessary to move Marcus Peters?

REID: “So, listen, Brett (Veach) covered all that. I went through and read his clips, my thing is we appreciated Marcus for what he did for those three years. We made the decision to move on. Listen, I’m not going to get into detail on that and I will leave it with what Brett told you and we roll.”

Q: Have you thought about who is going to be the backup quarterback?

REID: “We have looked at a few different people. That will happen here in the next little bit I am sure. That is where we are at right now. It is a work in progress and we have talked to a few people.”

Q: Is it Patrick or Pat?

MAHOMES: “It doesn’t really matter to me. My mom calls me Patrick and my dad is Pat, though.”

Q: How much insight did Alex (Smith) give you about the fan base and how to treat it?

MAHOMES: “Just watching Alex on and off the field, he’s a true professional, a guy that really knows how to be a quarterback and lead a team and a franchise. Just watching him, being around him pretty much all day and every day, I got to see how he interacted with fans, how he interacted with his teammates and of course I have to add my own personality to that. But I feel like I’ve built a great relationship with these guys already and I look forward to keep building with them and having great friendships with them.”

Q: When Marcus (Peters) got here you guys started doing more off-coverage whereas the years before that you were pretty press heavy. How do you expect the defense to change?

REID: “When we talk to corners that’s what we talk about. Is you come here and you’re going to press, that’s what we do. We still did that with Marcus here so that’s one of the things that this defense is about is you got to get up and you’ve got to play aggressive and be able to play man coverage.”

Q: Safe to say the biggest reason why Marcus (Peters) is not here is that it had nothing to do with his play on the field, more with his other stuff?

REID: “No, I think Marcus clarified that yesterday in his deal. Off the field there were no problems. Listen, things happen. We felt, and Brett (Veach) talked to you about it, we felt that this was best for the team and I think it’s good for Marcus. I think it’s going to be good for the organization here and we roll. And that’s how it goes. We don’t talk about all the other stuff, that’s just now how we do it here. We’re so excited about the future man, it’s the energy level. I’m so happy that our fan base is who they are and they’ve got something to look forward to this upcoming season with the new additions. And we’re not done. We’ve got a great nucleus coming back, we’ve added some players that are top-notch. I think when you have a chance to meet (Anthony) Hitchens and Sammy (Watkins) you’ll agree. Sammy’s quiet, Hitchens is quiet too but when you see the way Hitchens brings it on the defensive side, you put him and Reggie (Ragland) in the middle, and you roll man. That’s exciting. I’ve heard somebody say that Hitchens wasn’t a three-down guy, this guy can cover like no other, it’s ridiculous. We’re fired up about this whole thing. I’m not great at standing up and going ‘hey, here we go!’ but I’m ready to roll. We’re sitting here in March.”

Q: Brett (Veach) said you aren’t trying to win a Super Bowl in four years. You want try and win one now.

REID: “That’s right.”

Q: Is that any different for you this time of year than it was last year or two or three years ago?

REID: “Well we have a few more changes so I’m excited about it, yeah. I’m not going to hide that from you, listen I’m ready to roll.”

Q: Nothing against Alex Smith but what about this change in particular?

REID: “Yeah, listen Alex is going to go down as one of my all-time favorite guys, players and human-beings and everything else. The things he did here, he set all these records here. But life in the National Football League is this, change takes place. We’re fortunate to have this guy as the change. Not every team can say that. Nothing has been done yet. He’s going to put his own mark on this thing but that’s in the future here, I don’t have anything where I can stand up and say he set a bunch of records, he hasn’t done that yet. But we’re very optimistic about it. And when you’re around him here like you will be, you’ll get that same feel, that same energy. He’s grown up in a locker room, he gets it. That part he gets. His teammates – I saw guys gravitate towards him during the year and how he takes control. He’s nice right now up here to you, but there’s this other side that he’s not afraid to pull the trigger on and give you the business when you’re not doing your thing. It’s an exciting time.”

Q: Does Kendall Fuller’s name go immediately under left corner or right corner?

REID: “Yeah, he’ll be one of the starting corners. Wherever Bob (Sutton) wants to use him. Listen, we’re blessed because we’ve also got Steven (Nelson) and him who both have inside play. Steven can play outside too which he will but you get both those guys which is a luxury there.”

Q: What do you hear about (Kendall) Fuller’s football character?

REID: “I kind of know the family a little bit just from following them. Remember Eugene Chung was on staff, big Virginia Tech guy. So I think that family is all about football. I feel comfortable saying  Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap that. From dad coaching the little league group all the way up through the high school level. I think when you have a chance to talk with Kendall you’re going to go wow, smart, hard worker, tough, all those things that you want. Leadership ability. You heard the tweets, we’re in that age right now, but you heard what his teammates said when he left there. I think that’s real. He’s a straight shooter and a good football player.”

Q: When you self-scout – defensively, what were the problems in a general way? And what have you done to address them?

REID: “So I think Bob (Sutton), he’s a three-four guy, he made a big-time adjustment there down the stretch where he moved Chris (Jones) outside and started moving people around to get the rush rolling there a little bit better. I thought that was strategically from him a bold move and a good move and Chris answered the bell on it in our pass rush. Now all of sudden you have Chris and you have (Justin Houston) coming off the edge and they were rolling, it was fun to watch. Then with the additions here, we got a little bit old there at a couple spots and now all of a sudden we’re back young again with Reggie (Ragland) that can cover also. Everybody says he’s a thumper, they’ll use that term. Well he will thump you, he will hit you now. He also can run. Then you add Hitchens to the mix here, and you’ll see what I’m saying. Hitchens has that ability like DJ (Derrick Johnson) did to get small and has that feel of getting into those tight cracks and making those tackles that you saw DJ do. He’s also a good cover guy. Then on the backend, let’s not forget that Eric Berry is coming back and he’s our quarterback on the defensive side. So he’ll be back in there. He’s excited, working hard. Our secondary now, not that it wasn’t before, we got some good players there and we’re ready to roll. It’s a plus situation.”

Q: Patrick, what number are you wearing?

MAHOMES: “I’m going to be staying with 15.”

Q: What was your reaction when you heard Sammy Watkins was going to be here?

MAHOMES: “Yeah, I mean, super excited. Just from watching his film this last year and seeing him when I was in college, he’s a guy that’s super talented, a great player. He’s had a lot of success in the NFL. Just to add him to an offense that already has weapons everywhere, it makes life for me a little easier. I just need to put the ball in their hands and they’ll all make the plays.”

Chiefs Trade CB Marcus Peters to Los Ange Mitchell and Ness Throwback NFL Jersey les Rams in Exchange for Draft Picks

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and a second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. In addition to Pet Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey ers, the Chiefs will give the Rams a sixth-round draft p Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap ick in 2018.

“After a thorough evaluation of our roster we decided it was in the best interest for us and for Marcus to move in different directions,” Chiefs GM Brett Veach said. “We appreciate Marcus’ contributions to our football team and wish him the best of luck as he continues his playing career.”

“I’d like to thank Marcus for his contributions to our team the past three seasons,” Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said. “We felt this was the right move for our team and also for Marcus at this time.”

Peters (6-0, 197) has played in 45 games (45 starts) in three NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2015-17). His career numbers include 151 tackles (130 solo), four tackles for loss, six forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. He’s recorded 19 career interceptions, returning two for touchdowns and 55 passes defensed. Peters earned Pro Bowl recognition in back-to-back seasons with the Chiefs following the 2015 and 2016 se Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap asons. The Oakl Men’s 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey and, California, native, originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick (18th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft. Peters played collegiately at Washington.

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The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has traded QB Alex Smith to Washington in exchange for CB Kendall Fuller and a third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

“We were able to reach Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap  an agreement with the Redskins that we felt was in the best interest of our team moving forward,” Chiefs General Manager Brett Veach said. “I’d like to thank Alex for his contributions the last five seasons. He played an integral role in our team’s success. I wish him the best of luck as he continues his career.”

“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Alex and what he was able to accomplish with us these past five seasons,” Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said. “He put every ounce of energy into making our football team better and I apprecia Men’s 1994 Miami Dolphins 13 Dan Marino 75th Anniversary Aqua Authentic Throwback Jersey te his leadership and how he came to work with the right attitude every day. I wish  Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey Alex and his family well as he moves forw Mens 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey ard.”

Smith (6-4, 217) started 76 games with the Chiefs from 2013-17. In his five seasons with the club he completed 1,587 passes on 2,436 attempts for 17,608 yards with 102 touchdowns and 33 interceptions (94.8 rating). Smith joined the Chiefs via trade with the San Francisco 49ers in March of 2013. He earned t Men’s 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey hree Pro Bowl bids with the Chiefs following the 2013, 2016 and 2017 seasons. Smith has compiled 31,888 passing yards, 183 touchdowns and 96 interceptions in his NFL career. The 13-year veteran is from La Mesa, California, and was drafted first overall out of Utah in the 2005 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

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The Chiefs traded for one of the top young corners in the league on Wednesday

The Kansas City Chiefs completed a major trade on Wednesday, acquiring cornerback Kendall Fuller and a draft pick from the Washington Redskins in exchange for quarterback Alex Smith.

Here are five things to know about Kansas City’s new defensive back.

1. Fuller was graded as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL last season  

The 23-year-old Fuller recorded four interceptions, 10 passes defensed and a forced fumble last season – all improvements from his rookie campaign – but it was the advanced metrics that really demonstrated his effectiveness. In fact, according to the folks at Pro Football Focus, Fuller was the sixth-best cornerback in all of football least season.

Here’s a look at Fuller’s company on that list:

1)    Casey Hayward (Chargers)

2)    Tre’Davious White (Bills)

3) Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap     Jalen Ramsey (Jaguars)

4)    Patrick Robinson (Eagles)

5)    A.J. Bouye (Jaguars)

6)    Kendall Fuller   

2. He was especially effective in the slot

Fuller did his best work covering the slot in 2017, where he allowed the lowest passer rating in the NFL (55.0).

Bleacher Report’s NFL1000 Scouts agreed with that assessment, r Men’s 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey anking Fuller as the top slot corner in football last season. Here’s what NFL1000 Lead Scout Doug Farrar had to say about the second-year defensive back:

Perhaps the most i Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey mpressive thing about Fuller’s game in his second season is how many techniques he’s mastered. When asked to play more aggressively, he gets his hand on the receiver to use him as a landmark and smoothly follows the receiver through the route. In zone coverage, he has the smooth backpedal and quick hip turn to stick and stay with receivers, as well as the recovery speed to race in and grab the football. He has the potential to be the best slot cornerback in the NFL, and one could argue that he was just that in 2017.

3. Fuller entered the league as a third-round pick in 2016

The Washington Redskins selected Fuller i Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap n the third-round (No. 84 overall) in the 2016 Draft following a strong three-year career at Virginia Tech. He was seen as a potential first-round pick by many before suffering a knee injury during his junior season.

Here’s a look at what NFL.com had to say about Fuller prior to the draft:

Supremely confident and believes he should make the biggest plays on the field. Looks to feast on unsuspecting quarterbacks. Has the feet and twitch to trigger and go when he reads the quarterback’s intentions. Takes a direct path to the ball. Ball hawk in the short and intermediate passing game. Logged 34 passes defensed and eight interceptions in 2013 and 2014 combined. Savvy and trusts his instincts. Good coordination from press coverage and can track releases  Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap both inside and out. Understands the body game and gets into the chest of receivers while running downfield. Willing tackler who steps downhill and doesn’t miss his mark very often.

4. He put together an illustrious career at Virginia Tech

Fuller compiled a lofty list of accolades in his three years with the Hokies, including ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2013. He was Second-Team All-American and First-Team All-ACC in 2014.

Prior to attending college, Fuller was a five-star recruit out of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland, where he played football with Minnesota Vikings’ wide receiver Stefon Diggs.

5. He comes from a football family

Fuller is the fourth member of his immediate family to suit up in the NFL, following in the footsteps of his brothers Vincent, Corey and Kyle. Vincent played wide receiver for seven seasons from 2005-11 with the Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions, Corey played two seasons as a receiver for the Lions (2014-15) and Kyle currently plays cornerback for the Chicago Bears.

Fittingly enough, Kendall’s playing style was compared to that of Kyle’s during the draft process.

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