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Kansas City Cuts Quarterback In Surprise Move; Former NFL QB And Heisman Trophy Finalist Dies

Written by Chris Powers

Patrick Mahomes has been at the top of the depth chart for the Chiefs for the past few years and thus far has done exceedingly well. He has led the Chiefs to back to back Superbowl, one of which they were successful in winning. There has however been a lot of changes in regards to the backup quarterback situation in Kansas City.

A few weeks back, the Chiefs ended up signing Shane Buechele as a priority free agent, guaranteeing him $175,000. Unfortunately, that left the Chiefs with five quarterbacks, so someone had to go.

Unfortunately, that meant Jordan Ta’amu’s time in Kansas City had to come to an end. Ta’amu has spent time with the Raiders, Texans and Lions in addition to the Chiefs since going undrafted in 2019. He played in the XFL for the St. Louis Battlehawks.

In other NFL news, we’re sad to announce that former 2007 Heisman Trophy finalist out of Hawaii, Colt Brennan has passed away. Brennan, 37, was a patient at a rehabilitation facility when he was found unconscious a few days ago. He died on Monday at Hoag Hospital in Newport, Calif.

“He was doing so well, the spark was back in his eyes, and he was healthy and doing great, and it happened,” his older brother Terry Brennan said. “He went peacefully. He listened to Bob Marley. His sisters had a lei around him when he was unconscious. They had the music of Bob Marley playing near his ear” Brennan said.

He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, but was released two years later. He played college football for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. For more on the developing story, check out the video below.

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Chris Powers

Chris Powers has been blogging since 2019 and joined PSE in February or 2021. His primary focuses on the NFL, MLB, NBA and Pop Culture. Since arriving at PSE, he has amassed nearly 10 million views.