Chiefs to sign Drue Tranquill

NFL: JAN 14 AFC Wild Card Playoffs - Chargers at Jaguars
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The Chiefs are picking up a defensive player from a division rival.

Kansas City is signing linebacker Drue Tranquill to a one-year contract, according to multiple reports.

The deal is worth $3 million and can escalate to $5 million with incentives.

Tranquill was a Chargers fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft but really came into his own last season. He finished 2022 leading the Chargers with 146 tackles. He also recorded 10 tackles for loss, eight QB hits, 5.0 sacks, four passes defensed, and an interception. Tranquill was on the field for 93 percent of Los Angeles’ defensive snaps and 25 percent of the club’s special teams snaps.

Tranquill suffered a broken ankle in Week One of the 2020 season and played only one game. But he’s appeared in 47 contests with 27 starts over his first four years.

7 responses to “Chiefs to sign Drue Tranquill

  1. I can’t believe we’re signing LB Drue Tranquil!! I freakin love that guy! He’s one of my top ten faves in the league! Yippee!

    Man, my good day just gets better and better!

  2. Agreed! We have a solid LB core, but pass coverage is where were lacking. He will fit right in – good signing IMO.

  3. Great pick up for the Chiefs…a high velocity player who seems to be hitting his stride! Adding Tranquill to a linebacker room already stacked with Nick Bolton, Willie Gay and Leo Chennel, barring injury the Chiefs will have one of the best linebacker corp in the league.

  4. They would rather let Drue go to the enemy than pay him $3 million. Unbelievable. It’s hard being a Charger fan.

  5. The Vegas brain trust saw this guy up close twice last year and decided to sign that Steeler scrub instead. It ain’t easy over here either, helpthechargers.

  6. Real hard being a Chargers fan. That said, Drue wasn’t coming back for 3-5. He’s chasing a ring and working on next summer’s pay day.

  7. Chargers need to start retaining their young talent. Can’t believe they got cheap , and worse yet let him jump to KC.

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