The Chiefs added Anthony Gordon and Jordan Ta’amu to the practice squad this week.
The Kansas City Chiefs have made a few roster moves this week in order to bolster the team’s practice squad and likely get a closer look at some developmental prospects moving forward. Two of those moves brought in interesting young quarterbacks as the Chiefs added Jordan Ta’amu to the practice squad and signed Anthony Gordon to a reserve/futures contract.
Ta’amu is the familiar face of the pair, as he was on the roster last summer as a developmental arm. He was clearly glad to be back with the team.
It also seems that someone was glad to have him back as well.
Ta’amu originally signed with the Chiefs after looking solid in the short-lived XFL as the quarterback for the St. Louis Battlehawks. As a free agent, Ta’amu was set to compete as the developmental arm on the team with former Vanderbilt star Kyle Shurmur. The pair likely would have battled it out in preseason games, if they’d been played. However in a year altered by a global pandemic, the Chiefs went ahead with Ta’amu and released Shurmur in the spring.
As for Gordon, he’s a two-sport star who was a former draft pick for the New York Mets who became a serious producer in Mike Leach‘s Air Raid offense at Washington State, knocking down Pac-12 records for most passing yards in a single season with 5,579. He had 48 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 14 games. Unfortunately after starting in the JuCo ranks and backing up Gardner Minshew, he has a limited body of work. Gordon went undrafted and signed with the Seattle Seahawks immediately after the draft but he wasn’t able to make the active roster.