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Super Bowl 46: Brian Waters Thankful He Chose New England Patriots In 2011 Offseason

When the axe fell on Brian Waters and his Chiefs’ career, it was clear to him which direction he was going to go. The longtime Kansas City guard enjoyed multiple Pro Bowl seasons while he played his home games at Arrowhead, but it was also clear this last offseason that the Chiefs were ready to move on without him. The two decided to part ways and Scott Pioli picked up another young guard/center in the draft in Rodney Hudson after already choosing Jon Asamoah and bringing in Ryan Lilja. The line was a-changin’.

But Waters took to free agency and found a home with a contender that brought him to the realization of a dream in the NFL: playing in the Super Bowl. Waters said this week that he’s so glad that he made the decision that he did.

“Once the decision was made for me to leave Kansas City, the target was definitely going to be on teams that I felt had a chance to be in this game,” Waters said at a Super Bowl media session. “This was definitely the focal point for me.”

“That was a natural thing (to have a conversation with the Cowboys), because of where I’m from, and the fact that I was there once upon a time,” said Waters, who played at Waxahachie High School and North Texas. “But it’s worked out well for me.”