If you’re a Chiefs fan and you don’t know who Dustin Colquitt is, you should be ashamed. For years, this guy was the MVP of the team, and yes I’m aware that it’s not a good thing when the punter is the most valuable player of a team, but still. Colquitt is the man! I’m sure it’s not easy being a punter in the National Football League, but damn does Dustin Colquitt make it look easy.
Colquitt first joined the Chiefs in 2005 as their third round draft pick (99th overall) and I’m sure at the time, people were all kinds of peeved that Kansas City “wasted” their third round pick on a punter. ON A PUNTER! The nerve!
Well, jokes on you guys, because Dustin Colquitt has been anything but a waste of a pick. For one, he’s still here. He’s the longest tenured guy on the Chiefs’ team and actually enjoys playing here. Two, he’s easily one of, if not THE, best punters in the league right now.
Despite that honor, Colquitt has only been selected to one Pro Bowl though. It’s tough for punters to make it to the Pro Bowl a lot though, as only two in the entire league are selected.
2010 saw Colquitt receiving the Ed Block Courage Award, and 2012 saw him making his first Pro Bowl. You could argue that the reason Colquitt made it that year was because the Chiefs were dreadful in 2012 and Colquitt shined like the star that he is. Hey, that’s what punters do.
Colquitt received a five-year deal after that horrid 2012 season and is the highest punter in all of the league with a deal at $18 million ($3.75 million per year). In other words, have your kids become punters.
All jokes aside though, Dustin Colquitt is the best punter in the Kansas City Chiefs history and I hope he’s able to spend his entire career in red and white.
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