How are former Kansas City Chiefs players faring in the UFL?

Breeland Speaks leads a group of Chiefs who are faring pretty well in the UFL these days.
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For all this talk about trying to earn a second chance, Jordan Ta'amu is an actual example of making that work. While it didn't lead to anything long-term to date in the National Football League, at least quarterback Jordan Ta'amu is making it clear that performances in a developmental league can stimulate interest in the mother ship.

The Chiefs originally signed Ta'amu to an offseason contract after watching him play well for the St. Louis Battlehawks back in 2020. Ta'amu became the team's developmental quarterback behind Patrick Mahomes and Chad Henne before the 2021 season.

Ultimately, K.C. was a short stop along a journeyman's path for Ta'amu. Other franchises who offered him a shot include the Minnesota Vikings, Washington Football Team, Detroit Lions, and Houston Texans.

This year, Ta'amu has the signal callersf jkb fller role for the DC Defenders and he's ranked fourth in the league in passing touchdowns. Whether it leads to another NFL opportunity or not, he's already an example of a player who turned heads wherever he went in order to earn another shot.