Stanford Routt Had Multiple Offers Before Signing With Chiefs

I was reading through the (other) AP story on the Kansas City Chiefs signing Stanford Routt and noticed this from the reporter, Dave Skretta:

Routt spent several days in Kansas City before choosing the Chiefs over competing offers from Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston, New Orleans, Minnesota and Tennessee.

We'd heard other teams were interested but didn't realize there were multiple offers on the table as the AP reports. Routt visited the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals as well. We saw some reports say he was "close" to a deal with the Bills before signing with the Chiefs.

This doesn't mean anything for the Chiefs on the field next season but I'm always interested how the rest of the league views the guys the Chiefs sign. That multiple teams were interested in Routt and he chose KC is a good feeling. Maybe it was for the money or maybe it was for the opportunity, but KC got a guy others wanted.

(And, yes, I'm ignoring the possibility that six teams offering him could be agent-driven info. Let me be happy about a signing for a while first!)

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