Chiefs reach agreement with All-Pro P Tommy Townsend on new contract amid Patrick Mahomes injury speculation

All-Pro P Tommy Townsend signed a new contract with the team once more after a glorified career with the Kansas City Chiefs. After the 2020 NFL Draft, he joined the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Florida.

The 26-year-old stepped onto the field as a great threat for the opposing team as he finished his career in Gainesville with 4,162 yards on 93 punts (44.8 avg), demonstrating that his success did not come overnight as in his school and college lives as well. He holds the school record for the longest punt (71 yards) and the seventh-longest (432 yards on 9 punts) thanks to his powerful, falcon-like arm.

Chiefs' Townsend named AFC's special teams player of the week - Arrowhead Pride

By re-signing Tommy Townsend, the Kansas City Chiefs are able to retain their best punter

Townsend has reportedly re-signed with Kansas City, where he has played his entire NFL career, according to Field Yates’ reports. The 6.1″ can kick the ball far and high, and was named to the first team of the Pro Bowl and All-Pro after averaging 50.4 yards per attempt in the 2022 season.


T-Town gradually made a name for himself on the team through consistently solid play, and in the Chiefs’ victory over the Saints, he racked up six punts while missing a career-high three kicks inside the Saints’ 20-yard line. In Week 9’s game against Green Bay, the punter tied a single-game career high with six punts and established a new one with 341 punting yards. 

With time and energy, the star player established himself as one of the league’s top punters, setting career highs in 2022 across 17 games in yards per net yards per punt (45.6), longest punt (76), and punts pinned inside the 20-yard line (22).

Chiefs' punter Tommy Townsend made the throw of the day - Arrowhead Pride

In addition to the Tommy trade rumors, Patrick Mahomes’ injury during the Chiefs’ Divisional Round victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, as well as the Super Bowl because the 2023 NFL regular season begins on Thursday, Sept. 7, are making headlines right now.

With their best punter back on the field, Chiefs supporters have high expectations that the two-time MVP will soon recover from injury and help the team win another Super Bowl.



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Shabiha is a sports content writer for Sportszion. The writer completed her graduation in Management and post-graduation in HRM. Writing is her passion and she has a long career goal in relation to writing.


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