Former Chiefs receiver Eddie Kennison signed in Kansas City yesterday so he could retire with the franchise he had so much success with. But if you ask Kennison (as the Star did), it wasn’t his decision to call it quits.
“It was the National Football League or the teams in the National Football League that said, ‘He’s probably too old to play.’ To them, 37 is 107 in dog years. But to me, 37 is young. I think I can still get out and compete with anyone out there.
“It’s been one of those situations where you know it’s coming but you really don’t want it to end. I’m closing this chapter and looking forward to the next chapter in my career and in my life.”
There is a lot to be said about Kennison stepping away from the game when he finally realized there wouldn’t be any more chances in the NFL. He very well could have gone to the UFL and been a “name” player and likely put up big numbers. Instead he’s ready to start that next chapter in his life and, as he told the Star, he got a jump start on that while he was still playing.
I’m sure we will see plenty of Kennison over the next couple years around Kansas City. Maybe he and Trent Green can reunite down the road somewhere on the Chiefs coaching staff.