When the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Houston Texans on Sunday, three players are likely to mark some impressive milestones, according to Josh Looney.
- G Brian Waters should start his 138th game as a Chief, giving him the 10th–most starts in franchise history. Waters tied LB Willie Lanier and LB Jim Lynch, who each own 137 starts, last week in Indianapolis. CB Kevin Ross currently ranks 9th all-time with 144 career starts as a Chief.
- C Casey Wiegmann will play in his 200th career came on Sunday . For those of you watching the snap count, Wiegmann has taken 9,318 consecutive snaps at center dating back to 2001, which is the longest active streak by any offensive lineman. He’ll also start his 148th consecutive game at center this Sunday.
- Though the Chiefs would like to refrain from punting this Sunday, Dustin Colquitt will pass Louie Aguiar for second-most punts in franchise history if he puts his foot on two footballs in Houston. Colquitt has a ways to go for first, however. His 420 punts are currently 598 behind Jerrel Wilson’s franchise-record 1,018 punts.
Busting into the top 10 games started is just the beginning for Waters. Assuming he continues to stay healthy, Waters will tie Ross in week 12 in Seattle, then current assistant coach Emmitt Thomas week 16 against the Titans and finish the season tied with John Alt for 7th most starts in franchise history.
If he were to stay in Kansas City in 2011, Waters would pass two of the greatest Chiefs of all-time in the middle of the season: Derrick Thomas and Len Dawson. That’s some special company he’s starting to approach.
Like Waters, Wiegmann is just a freak of nature. To be able to fight through injuries over 9,000 snaps is beyond comprehension to me. How do you not at least suffer a short-term injury similar to what Branden Albert had against the Colts? What might be even scarier is that he doesn’t look like he is slowing down much.
So if it took Colquitt 5 plus years to get to 420, it will only take an additional 6 years or so to catch Wilson. Hey, if Colquitt can follow in the footsteps of Jeff Feagles and kick until he is 43, then the 28-year old will walk to the new record.