Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley might be excited about the versatility TE Tony Moeaki brings to the table, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t still looking to improve the depth behind him. That much was clear on Thursday when they signed veteran Anthony Becht to a one-year deal.
Becht has played 10 years in the NFL, but he was out of the league last season. In 2009 he played for the Arizona Cardinals, appearing in all 16 games while catching seven passes for 61 yards and a touchdown. He also crossed paths with Haley briefly in 2000 during his rookie season with the New York Jets.
His best year as a receiver was back in 2003 when he caught 40 passes for 356 yards, but Becht is known as a top-notch blocking tight end. While some feel the 6-6, 270 pound Becht steps onto the roster as the team’s best blocking tight end, it’s hard to imagine he can be as good as Leonard Pope, especially after sitting out all of last season.
Not only was Becht away from the game in 2010, he had already moved onto a broadcasting career as an analyst for a regional sports network in New York. In his Twitter profile, Becht described himself as a 10-year player “Working my way to the Top of the Sports Media Industry..Period”
Becht certainly sounds excited to be coming back to the game from the studio”
“i will work my hardest To help the #Chiefs succeed this season. I would like to thank everyone for there support..It’s good to be back!”
With the problems the Chiefs offensive line has had so far in the preseason, it’s not out of the question that Becht holds on to a roster spot as the team starts cuts. Either way, things aren’t looking good for third-string TE Jake O’Connell’s spot on the team.