Chargers Were After New Chief Garrett Brown

New Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Garrett Brown had to wait until after the draft to find a team, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t drawing a lot of interest, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Once he went undrafted, Brown and his agent ran through a list of the NFL teams that best suited his services.  San Diego was one option.   Brown interviewed with the Chargers a week before the draft.  But it was Kansas City, Brown said, that showed the most interest and gave him the best opportunity to compete for a roster spot.

The Chiefs were the first team to call.  It was a done deal.  Brown said he signed at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday.

“They didn’t draft any defensive tackles and they only have three on the team right now,” Brown said.  “That gives me a good chance.   Hopefully, I can make the two-deep and the 53-man roster by the end of August.”

Brown, a New Haven native, didn’t start playing football until his sophomore year at Fairfield Prep.

Brown played as a true freshman at Minnesota went on to become a two-year starter and captain.  Brown had 99 tackles, five sacks and three forced fumbles in his four-year career.

Brown graduated from Minnesota in January with a sports management degree, but he isn’t ready to start pushing pencils just yet.

“I haven’t been playing football very long, but I’ve developed a love and passion for the game,” Brown said.  “It’s something that I pride myself in.  I would love to play football at the next level, instead of sitting at a desk every day.  The last seven years have been incredible.   I’m completely committed to becoming a Kansas City Chief now.  Hopefully they have faith in me to play on Sundays.”

If you are picking between a team that drafted a defensive tackle and one that didn’t it seems like an easy decision to me.  Brown is a guy that is still learning the position, so Romeo Crennel and his staff should have an easier time molding him than their other young players.

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