Terrell Suggs reacts to debut with Chiefs
Terrell Suggs experienced something new. On Sunday, in a win over the Chicago Bears, the 37-year-old outside linebacker logged his first snaps as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Suggs played 17 snaps, tallying one tackle in the process. The long-time Baltimore Raven and short-time Arizona Cardinal played on a rotational basis after the Chiefs claimed him off waivers earlier in the week. He is elated to call himself a Chief.
“It’s really humbling and flattering to get to join this team, especially how they’ve already been playing,” Suggs said on Monday, via Pete Grathoff of The Kansas City Star. “The boys are balling. I’m just an added addition to an already-moving train. It’s a good start and it’s on to next week.”
Suggs has goals. He wants to help the Chiefs reach one they’ve never got, but he has; the Super Bowl. The AFC Championship game for the second year in a row isn’t going to cut it.
“There’s not much I can do. They were in the AFC Championship last year,” said Suggs. “The only thing I can do is try to help us get back there and help us actually punch the ticket this time.”
The Chiefs and Suggs have an outside shot at reaching a first-round bye for the playoffs. They can acquire one if they beat the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday and the New England Patriots lose to the Miami Dolphins. They could also fall to the fourth seed if they lose to the Chargers and the Houston Texans beat the Tennessee Titans.