The Kansas City Chiefs reached their roster limit of 90 on Tuesday when they came to terms with undrafted free agent QB Alex Tanney from Monmouth College (IL).
Tanney last popped up on the NFL radar when he was given a tryout as part of the Buffalo Bills rookie mini-camp, but he’s been on the radar of fans long before that invitation. The NCAA record-holder became a YouTube star with a wide array of trick shot passes.
While the nearly 3 million views of his video didn’t get him drafted or even a contract as a preferred free agent, Tanney now has a shot to show what he can do as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.
During his time at Monmouth College Tanny threw for an NCAA Division III record 14,249 yards and an NCAA (all divisions) record 157 touchdowns in 47 games with just 30 interceptions.
The Chiefs always planned to bring a fourth quarterback to training camp and took a long look at undrafted free agent David LeGree from Hampton before he landed with the Indianapolis Colts. As teams around the league continue to shuffle their roster there’s no lock these will be the four signal callers that end up in St. Joseph.