Former Chief Suffers Devastating Injury With New Team

Tanoh Kpassagnon celebrates a sack on Cardinals QB Kyler Murray
Tanoh Kpassagnon celebrates a sack on Cardinals QB Kyler Murray / Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Former Chiefs DE Tanoh Kpassagnon, now with the New Orleans Saints, has reportedly suffered a torn Achilles and could be out for the rest of the year.

Kansas City's second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Kpassagnon showcased stellar athletic ability but hasn't reached his potential during his career thus far.

He spent his first four years with the Chiefs before joining the Saints in 2021 though now faces an uphill climb with his rehabilitation.

Former Chiefs DE Tanoh Kpassagnon Suffers Torn Achilles

Kpassagnon came to Kansas City in John Dorsey's final draft as general manager. He was the Chiefs' next pick after Patrick Mahomes, representing the vast chasm of possibility with draft picks. One round you take the best QB to ever live, the next you take an exciting yet ultimately disappointing pass rusher.

During his Chiefs career, Kpassagnon compiled 75 tackles and seven sacks. He has 9.5 sacks in three years with the Saints but will enter free agnecy next year.

He won a Super Bowl with the Chiefs in 2019 and won't turn 30 until next month, so perhaps the former Villanova standout can successfully rehab and stick on a roster moving forward.

This is unfortunate news nonetheless and I hate to see an injury of this magnitude happen, especially during the offseason. Kansas City will square off with New Orleans in Week 5 of the regular season. Sadly, Kpassagnon won't get the opportunity to face his former team.

Here's hoping for a swift and successful recovery for a guy that used to get Chiefs Kingdom excited about the future.

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