Louis Rees-Zammit Takes Another Step Toward Becoming Chiefs' Best Special Teamer

Louis Rees-Zammit is in line to start at kick returner for Dave Toub
Louis Rees-Zammit is in line to start at kick returner for Dave Toub / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Louis Rees-Zammit is quickly making a name for himself within the Chiefs' organization, hoping to make the roster despite having never played organized football before.

He's listed as a running back, though the former rugby star is showcasing his versatility in the early portion of OTAs thus far. With new kickoff rules that emulate rugby's style, Rees-Zammit could have a major role in only his first year.

Not only is Rees-Zammit working as a returner, but he was also practicing as a kicker on Thursday according to special teams coordinator Dave Toub.

Louis Rees-Zammit's Versatility Shining at OTAs

Despite having never played the game, Rees-Zammit's physical gifts and athleticism are obvious. He was once clocked at over 24 MPH in a rugby match and should benefit from those new rules.

While Rees-Zammit was once viewed as a long-term project, it appears he's making this roster. The Chiefs signed him to a three-year deal and if he can be both a kicker and returner, it'll be hard not to utilize his versatility on the 53-man roster.

Theoretically, Rees-Zammit could be a kicker, returner, running back, and wide receiver. Andy Reid loves having players who can serve multiple roles, especially given the disguises the offense can throw on the field as a result.

Kansas City has one more optional period June 4-7 before mandatory minicamp takes place June 11-13. With the Chiefs trying to become the first team in NFL history to win three consecutive Super Bowls, Rees-Zammit could wind up being a major factor on special teams.

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