Oct 13, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah (39) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 24-7. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Player Profile: Husain Abdullah


Kansas City Chiefs fans are eagerly awaiting the start of the NFL regular season in September. In the meantime, we here at KC Kingdom are going to provide our readers with player profiles up until the very first kick off of the regular season. Today’s featured player is safety Husain Abdullah.

How did Husain Abdullah become a Kansas City Chief?

Abdullah will only be entering his second year with Kansas City. He was undrafted in 2008, but was eventually signed by the Vikings as an undrafted free agent. Abdullah didn’t start a game until the 2010 season (his third in the league) and he ended up starting 15 games for Minnesota.

2013 stats

Abdullah was a great pick-up for the Chiefs, even if they didn’t use him as much as they could have in 2013. He only started two games, as Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis were the starters last year.

Most Chiefs fans’ best memory of Abdullah came when he intercepted Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor and ran it all the way back for a touchdown. That very pick six was how Arrowhead Stadium broke the record for loudest outdoor stadium (even though it was broken a few months later, but whatever).

Side note – I was at that game and it was awesome. Moving on though.

Overall

Obviously the coaches were impressed with Abdullah’s play in 2013. He recently signed a new deal with Kansas City and will likely compete with Sanders Commings for the starting job in 2013.

I personally am a fan of Husain Abdullah and think that he’s going to be a terrific safety in the NFL. He’ll have help from one of the best in the league in Eric Berry, and hopefully the two of them will dominate on the field in 2014.

One thing’s for sure though, Kansas City needs all of the help they can get in the secondary. I’ve been complaining a lot about the secondary lately (and wrote an entire article about it, which you can check out here), but I think I’m justified in why I’ve been whining. The secondary looked awful in the playoff game (and in the second half of the season in general) and they need to pick up the pieces for 2014.

Husain Abdullah might just be the change the Chiefs are needing this season. He looked pretty good last year and I think he’ll have a breakout season.

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  • David

    After Hali and Houston went down the secondary was torched regularly. I wish you guys could get this.