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Chiefs Comment On Dustin Colquitt

The Kansas City Chiefs made some big news today by making punter Dustin Colquitt the highest paid punter in the NFL.

The team released some comments on the deal and both GM John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid weighed in.

John Dorsey:

We are excited that we were able to come to a long-term agreement with Dustin and keep him in Kansas City. Dustin is an elite punter in this league, he’s done a great job for this franchise the past eight seasons, and we are looking forward to working with him.

Andy Reid:

John and I knew right away that we’d like to keep Dustin in a Chiefs uniform. He’s worked hard at his craft and has become one of the best punters in the NFL. He’s got a strong leg and the ability to pin opponents deep in their own territory. We are happy we were able to come to an agreement.

Colwuitt earned this. For years he has been one of the best in the NFL at pinning teams inside the 20. While other kickers got more attention for their high average yards-per-punt numbers, Colquitt sacrificed notoriety to ensure better field position for his team. This is an aspect of Colquitt’s game his coaches have pointed out in the past.

Finall, this season, Colquitt was recognized by being selected to his first Pro Bowl.

And now the Chiefs have recognized Colquitt by compensating him for his skills.

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  • Michael Tavis

    Well deserved. Now he gets to be a part of our championship team.

  • Doug McD

    This is good news, I wonder how our cap space is sitting right now? Does anyone know?

    • Jim Harper

      We are over limit, but they will still either release or restructure Jackson, and release Cassel which will right the ship. No worries

      • Leon Ritz

        How far over are they, last I had heard the Bowe numbers hadn’t come out yet.

        • Ryan Ulrich

          They are about 7 mil over now, but we still have 14 mil that will carry over from last year. After they restructure/cut Jackson and Cassell we will probably have close to 20 mil (Jackson 15 and Cassell 6) so we are still fitting really pretty even after locking up our home grown talent

      • dominicscarlatti

        Absolutely, no other choice possible now. The remaining improvements to the roster will probably have to come from the draft.

  • thabear04

    Nice to know we lock him up for good

  • Altarium

    I’m so happy I could crap an arrowhead

    • superman_25_58

      Ouch! LMFAO

    • dominicscarlatti

      Brilliant, mate…!!