Remember Tanner Purdum? He was the Kansas City Chiefs long snapper during training camp and parts of preseason before being swapped out with Thomas Gafford.
Well, he's been filling his time as a substitute teacher while awaiting to find another job in the NFL.
He missed a call over his lunch break and low and behold, it was the Jets player personnel director.
"The player personnel director had called me and left me a message to call him back and they asked me to come down for a tryout on Tuesday," Purdum said. "So I just got a call from them on Friday and wound up signing with them on Tuesday."
Turns out, the Jets turned to Purdum because of some friendly advice from none other than former Chiefs great and current punting instructor Louie Aguiar.
"I do a lot of work with (Aguiar) and help him coach some high school camps in the area of Blue Springs and other places," Purdum said. "The (Jets’) player personnel director ... had just called Louie and said he was just trying out a few kickers and wanted to know if he had any snappers, and Louis gave him my name and he got in contact with me and went from there."
The Chiefs Connection at its finest ladies and gentleman.