Chiefs’ Taco Charlton sheds light on departures from Cowboys, Dolphins
As a former first-round pick, Taco Charlton’s NFL career has not quite lived up to expectations. The one-time All-Big Ten player has found himself on short-term deals in his three seasons in the league. However, despite the circumstances, Charlton revealed that he did not feel blindsided by the Cowboys and Dolphins’ decisions to let him go, via Chiefs Wire.
“I gave my full effort everywhere I’ve been. In all of those situations, things came to an end. It was mutual in both situations, so it really wasn’t much of a surprise in either.”
Charlton signed a one-year deal with Kansas City earlier this month. He later revealed that a reunion with former Michigan Wolverines teammate Frank Clark was a big reason for his decision to suit up for the Chiefs.
“That’s why I wanted to come here, and when Frank brought up the idea, I was excited. I was jumping at it, this is the place I want to be. I’m excited to be here and see what I can add to this defense.”
Charlton later added that he feels his skillset will go along really well in Kansas City’s defensive schemes.
“Talking to the coaches and talking to Frank, I felt like this was the right fit for me and the right defensive scheme for me. I think this will be the right place for me to show my talents and show that I’m still able to do a lot of great things on the field. I felt a little out of position a bit in the past, so this year I feel like I’ll be comfortable using my talents to the best of my ability.”
With another playing opportunity in his grasp, Charlton vows to give it his all with the Chiefs.
“It’s definitely a year for me to prove myself and prove what I can still do on the field I’m still confident in my abilities. My foot is on the gas for this one. All effort.”