For Pete's Sake

Former NFL player says St. Louis fans should consider cheering for the Chiefs

While with the Chiefs in 2008, Steve Weatherford made this tackle on the Jets’ Leon Washington.
While with the Chiefs in 2008, Steve Weatherford made this tackle on the Jets’ Leon Washington. deulitt@kcstar.com

Punter Steve Weatherford is currently looking for a job after being with five teams in the NFL from 2006 to 2014. And he appeared in one game this past season and was paid $51,000.

Weatherford appeared in two games for the Chiefs in 2008, finishing with a net average of 27.8 yards (yikes!). But apparently, he has good memories of Kansas City.

Weatherford answered questions from fans for USA Today and the first one was about how fans in St. Louis pick a new team to root for. While he said fans there could still cheer on the Rams, here is how Weatherford concluded his answer:

However, if the fans in St. Louis feel so betrayed by the Rams’ ownership group for their decision to leave, the fans can always start rooting for the next closest NFL franchise, the Kansas City Chiefs. While I know that may be awkward at first, but the Chiefs are one of the oldest franchises within the NFL and have a great history that is rich with tradition. I am fairly certain that once the next season begins, ex-St. Louis Rams fans will have no problem getting behind a team like the Chiefs and continuing their Sunday football traditions!

That’s a nice endorsement, right? So, St. Louis fans just head west on I-70 to our fair city and cheer on the Chiefs.

You can read more about Weatherford’s chat here.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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