Chiefs' Branden Albert Talks Contract

Kansas City Chiefs LT Branden Albert appeared on the Sports Syndicate show with Kevin Sparks and Mook Washington Monday night. He was asked about a number of topics, the most interesting of which was his current contract situation with the Chiefs.

Albert is fairly active on Twitter and I noticed yesterday that a fan was trolling him pretty hard. This is the kind of crap Albert is dealing with.


To be fair, there are plenty more normal people tweeting to Albert that they really hope the Chiefs re-sign him. Unfortunately, Twitter can become a platform for people like Tyler Snider here (@tzsnider) to act completely ridiculous.

Anyway, on to Albert’s interview. I think because he often receives tweets like people from Tyler about being greedy and so forth, Albert wanted to clear a few things up.

To be honest with you, being completely honest with you, I really don’t know. I really, I mean … things are in motion, but things are slow right now. There’s a lot of things have to come to the forefront. I’m being patient like the rest of the world.

I go on Twitter and I like messing with people because I want people to lighten up. I don’t want to be uptight about the situation and I don’t want others to be uptight about the situation.

There’s a lot I can’t control. It’s not me. I keep saying that. I’m not putting the onus on the organization because those guys just got there and they have to figure out other stuff, too. I’m understanding that and me and my agents, and everybody who works with me, we understand that. It’s a process. Decisions have to be made and we have to just be patient. That’s all I can say and that’s the God’s honest truth.

Albert also talked about how he feels about the suggestions of moving him to guard, which seem to have been hounding him every offseason since entering the league.

For someone to say move him to guard, that shit is disrespectful. It’s not all because I want the best contract, it’s the truth. All these same people at the midseason of the year they had me a top 100 player. I don’t look at that stuff but I remember that they had me as a top 100 player in the eighth game of the season and then I got hurt in the 10th game. So why are you trying to say now I need to be replaced? It just doesn’t make sense to me. That’s my argument.

You can listen to Albert’s entire interview here.

Arrowhead Pride also has a pretty thorough transcript of most of Albert’s interview.


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