Stanford Routt recently gave some interesting quotes when discussing his reasons for signing with the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason with the press. As the Chiefs knew they had a decision to make on Brandon Carr, they decided to go after a possible replacement before the free agency period began to give them a head-start on a player that the Oakland Raiders made available. Routt soon signed and gave the Chiefs some flexibility at cornerback moving forward.
Routt said that he was influenced by the team’s stability among other things. He told Bob Gretz, “I think there’s a little more stability here, to say the least,” Routt said. “I think that was one of the things that made me choose here, the stability within the organization from the top to the bottom."
That’s an interesting statement coming just a couple of months after the Chiefs drama-filled end of season that resulted in Todd Haley leaving, allegations of wire tapping and a hostile work environment and much more. The general thought was that Kansas City might not be a destination for free agents because of the odd news coming out of Arrowhead. Instead, key free agents like Routt, Peyton Hillis and Eric Winston ended up signing on the dotted line.
That’s good news for a team that needed some since the 2011 season was one to forget.