The Kansas City Chiefs have announced this year’s entrant into the team’s Ring of Honor will be legendary guard Brian Waters.
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced the latest legend to make his way into the team’s hallowed Ring of Honor, and fans will be pleased to hear that Brian Waters will be honored in 2019.
Brian Waters was once part of the greatest offensive line in Chiefs history—in fact, one of the very best in NFL history—anchored by Pro Football Hall of Famers Willie Roaf at left tackle and Will Shields at right guard. Waters himself was up for the Hall of Fame for the first time this year along with tight end Tony Gonzalez. While he didn’t make it, he might get there eventually.
For now, Waters will be honored by the Chiefs for holding down left guard along the team’s vaunted line through the aughts. Roaf, Waters, Casey Wiegmann, Shields, and John Tait.
Waters entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent signed by the Dallas Cowboys in 1999. He signed with the Chiefs in 2000 after being released and eventually worked his way into the offensive line picture, settling at guard in 2001. He never looked back. Waters started 149 games for the Chiefs in his career, before leaving for the New England Patriots in free agency to win a Super Bowl in another full season as a starter in 2011. He retired after trying to play for the Cowboys for one more season in 2013.
Waters was a six-time Pro Bowler in his NFL career and is one of the most successful UDFAs to ever play in the NFL. He also won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2009.
Other recent entries into the Ring of Honor include Carlos Carson (2017), Tony Richardson (2016), and Gary Green (2015).