Unfortunate news for the former BattleHawks starting quarterback Jordan Ta’amu out of Kansas City today.
Ta’amu signed on with the Chiefs after the XFL shutdown. He had been the scout team QB during this season for the Chiefs and helped the team prepare when they played teams with mobile quarterbacks like Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson.
He received praise from head coach Andy Reid during his time with the Chiefs, but it looks as though he could be a victim of some number crunching the Chiefs have to work with.
The Chiefs currently have injuries on their offensive line with Mitchell Schwartz and Kelechi Osemele currently out. Ta’amu’s release signal that they could be looking to sign some offensive line help to their practice squad in case they need help on the NFL roster.
The Chiefs also have Matt Moore on their practice squad, so the Chiefs might simply be trying to address a potential area of need by subtracting from an area of depth.
Ta’amu’s XFL body of work was very impressive. He threw for 1,050 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also led the league in rushing yards for quarterbacks at 217 rushing yards on 41 carries. He never got a chance to showcase his talents on the main roster, but fans of the XFL know he has what it takes to play in NFL.
Ta’amu, like a lot of former XFL players, has been through a lot this year. Between the league shutting down, signing with the Super Bowl Champs, getting a positive COVID test, to now being cut, it has been a roller coaster of a year for him. Hopefully, Ta’amu will get another chance with the Chiefs, or another NFL team.
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