On a day where NFL news has been soaring all over the place, a lighter story surfaced: Former KC Chiefs guard Brian Waters has announced that his time in the NFL has come to an end. Waters decided to retire from the NFL after 13 seasons, which is an impressive feat for anyone.
“I want to thank the coaches, players and fans of the three great organizations that I had the pleasure of working for. First the Dallas Cowboys for giving me my first and last chance of working in the NFL. I will always be grateful. Also the New England Patriots for the most successful season in my career. It was a great ride. Lastly the Kansas City Chiefs where I had pleasure of enjoying eleven wonderful seasons, which I will never forget.” – Brian Waters’ speech courtesy of Josh Katzowitz of CBS Sports
Waters spent the majority of his career right here in Kansas City with the Chiefs. In fact, Waters was a Chief for 11 years and did wonders for the offensive line during his tenure here.
Waters went undrafted in 1999 and eventually signed with the Cowboys. He didn’t see any playing time his rookie year, but the next year he was picked up by the Chiefs and played in six games. By 2002, Waters was a full time starter and kicking butt on the line.
Waters was released during the summer of 2011 and signed with the Patriots, who ended up going to the Super Bowl that year. The team might have lost, but many Chiefs fans were rooting for New England just so Waters could have a Super Bowl victory under his belt.
After one season in New England, Waters wanted to play for a team closer to home so he was let go from his contract with the Patriots. Waters took a year off from football, but later became a Dallas Cowboy in 2013 where he only played in seven games due to an injury. One of the games he played in was right here in Kansas City, only on the opposing side, which was a weird sight.
During his time in Kansas City, Waters racked up five trips to the Pro Bowl as well as two All-Pro selections. Waters’ skills at the position makes us Chiefs fans remember what it was like to have a dominant offensive line, something the team is lacking these days. Come back and play for us Brian? Please?