The Kansas City Chiefs have just signed veteran safety Quintin Demps. Demps, who will be playing in his sixth season at 27 years of age, will add veteran experience and some valuable depth to the Chiefs defensive back corps.
Demps has previous experience playing for a few different teams such as the Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans. He has played in 48 games in his NFL career, but it should be noted he has never been a starting player. Although he has never been a starter in the NFL, he has put up some good numbers on special teams and as a situational defensive back. His numbers include 72 tackles, three interceptions, a sack and a forced fumble over the course of his 48 game career. Those are pretty good numbers for someone who has never been placed in a starting role.
Demps will give great value to the Chiefs in various forms. He has the ability to be a solid special teams player, and will give the Chiefs some versatility when it comes to their packages on defense. To add on to that, he will be able to give some veteran leadership and advice to the younger defensive backs on the roster such as Justin Glenn, Greg Castillo and Otha Foster.
It is safe to assume that head coach Andy Reid had a big say in the signing of Demps. Reid has had two years of experience working with him while he was a rookie for the Eagles, so this will be a good signing for both the Chiefs and Demps. He won’t have a lot of pressure to be a star in Kansas City and will still get lots of snaps in an increased reserve role.