Former Texas A&M football stud Steven Terrell has a new NFL team. After three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks he’s been signed by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Terrell saw spare playing time at best in his first two seasons with the Seahawks. He record one tackle each in 2014 and 2015. The former Texas A&M safety saw the most action of his career in 2016, playing in every game and recording 14 tackles, a pass defended and a fumble recovery. He started five of those games.
Terrell leaves Seattle with a Super Bowl ring, so it can’t be all that bad for him as he moves on. The biggest challenge will be moving away from the several Aggies that have set up camp in Seattle. As of right now that’s Michael Bennett, Germain Ifedi, Luke Joeckel and Claude George.
He won’t be the only Aggie in Kansas City though. Terrell joins fellow Aggie Joseph Cheek with the Chiefs. Cheek will be a reserve, as will Terrell in the secondary, but there should be opportunity for both players in training camp.
Terrell has made some plays in the NFL, recording his first interception last year before it was called back on a penalty. While it might not be listed on an official stat sheet, the Chiefs will be well aware of the capabilities of their new addition in the secondary.
He’s not going to get a starting nod over guys like Eric Berry or Ron Parker, but given the right opportunity he could still find a meaningful role on the Chiefs’ defense in 2017. The NFL is a tough business. It’s not uncommon for players to bounce around before finding the right fit. Terrell is getting another chance in Kansas City. We wish him all the best.
***Pro Football Reference***