The newest member of the Kansas City Chiefs wasn’t interested in trashing his former employers, the Oakland Raiders. Instead, CB Stanford Routt told Josina Anderson he was happy where he’s been and even happier with where he’s going.
“My first stop in the NFL was great. I don’t like to look backwards. I think that’s an old chapter. It’s time to turn the page.”
Routt noted staying in the AFC West is a plus, as is being able to play for Romeo Crennel.
“I’ve always had a lot of respect for Romeo Crennel with his defensive expertise, so the sky is the limit for us.”
Scott Pioli talked Tuesday about the team wanting him and Routt wanting to be a Chief. That seemed to be more than just lip service, considering the cornerback was drawing interest around the league but did not make any additional visits.
With good defensive backs at a premium in this league, Routt was going to get this contract at his choice of teams. This seems to be a true example of a player finding the best fit and not just searching for the very last penny, no matter the team.