Chiefs release longest-tenured player in franchise history

By Vincent Frank
Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

It’s not too often that an NFL player spends 15 seasons with one team. We saw one legend hang up his cleats this past weekend after about that amount of time with one squad.

There’s now also going to be a changing of the guard in Kansas City. Longtime Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt took to Instagram Tuesday morning to announce that the team has moved on from him after 15 seasons.

A third-round pick out of Tennessee back in 2015, Colquitt remains one of the highest-drafted punters in modern NFL history.

He more than lived up to that status, earning two Pro Bowl appearances and going out on top with a Super Bowl title this past season. It’s the same year that saw Colquitt surpass former teammate Will Shields for the most games played in Chiefs franchise history.