Chiefs Re-Sign Dustin Colquitt, According To Report


According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed punter Dustin Colquitt to a long-term deal.

Not only did the Chiefs re-sign Colquitt, they made him the highest-paid punter in the NFL!

From Schefter:

Dustin Colquitt is now highest-paid punter in NFL. He reached agreement with Chiefs on a 5-yr, $18.75 million deal, including $8.9 mil gtd.

Wow.

The news comes on the heels of the news that the team has re-signed WR Dwayne Bowe to a five-year contract. The Bowe deal meant the Chiefs were able to use the franchise tag on LT Brandon Albert.

Colquitt has long been one of the NFL’s best punters. He was elected to his first Pro Bowl in 2012.

This is an absolutely brilliant move by GM John Dorsey. By locking up these three players the Chiefs keep their young, talented veteran core in place.

There is no telling what this will mean for the 2013 NFL Draft. Many experts had the Chiefs selecting LT Luke Joeckel out of Texas A & M but now that seems unlikely.

I can’t help but wonder if the Geno Smith dream is still alive in Kansas City. The news of the Alex Smith trade seemed to extinguish any hope Smith would be drafted by the Chiefs but now the Chiefs could afford a luxury pick at No. 1. Geno Smith could learn behind Alex Smith until he is ready.

Then again, the Chiefs could trade back or select CB Dee Milliner out of Alabama.

In short, the Chiefs could do absolutely anything now.

Wow. I am in shock.

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  • gjrchief

    While some GMs hardly work, Dorsey is hard at work. Great day at the office!

  • gjrchief

    He’s earning a longer and longer leash. Great decisions and moves like this is how a GM earns trust from a fan base.

  • Michael Shaw

    I am starting a new bandwagon. Everyone jump aboard the Dee Milliner at #1 overall bandwagon!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Although, since we won’t be needing him to come in and start right away, I would not be upset now if they did get Geno. I don’t want them to because value-wise it is reaching. Dee Milliner is a better option if they don’t get an OL or DL or trade down!

    • Chris Tarrants

      It’s not reaching! Forget last years freakish QB class… Now look back at all the other years of drafting qbs and it makes perfect sense! Get a good qb and let him learn from a veteran and a great qb coach in Reid, give it two years and wala you have a great qb in Geno who is chomping at the bit to come into the league and show off his polished results

    • Chris Tarrants

      Look at when the pack took Rodgers while they had one of the greatest ever still in his prime! Would Rodgers be half as good without Favre? Nobody will ever know but it turned out great for them

  • Erik Hild

    It’s a sunny day in the chiefs kingdom.

  • @SergioIsAmazin

    Chance Warmack 1st Pick , then we would have a solid o line albert,asmoah, hudson,warmack,winston ; Then brent grimes from the falcons nd canty nd restructure jackson contract CHIEFS!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.j.clarke.5 Joshua Jay Clarke

    Draft Milliner!!! Pass happy league we need to get him

  • ChiefsFanInVA

    My excitement continues to build. We’re gonna be strong out of the gate… GO CHIEFS!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brandon.tomlinson.986 Brandon Tomlinson

    I think we can trade back from #1 & still get Milliner or Warmack & pick up a couple of extra picks now!!!!! Awesome moves!!!!

  • d-block

    Love the pic with Colquit hitting on the pro bowl girl lol!