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The Kansas City Chiefs added linebacker Darron Lee via trade with the New York Jets just days before they were set to start organized team activities.

Lee has hit the ground running since his arrival with the Chiefs. The local media got to hear from Lee for the first time following today’s OTA session. Andy Reid also had a chance to speak about Lee for the first time. He revealed what he views as Lee’s strengths as a player.

“Yeah, Darron was one of the top guys coming out and I know Brett (Veach) really liked him when he came out of Ohio State,” Reid said of Lee. “He brings great coverage ability, speed, he’s fast. He’s not the biggest guy, but he plays all over the field, so he gives you some flexibility there at the linebacker position. And again, that great coverage ability.”

Lee recalled a meeting with the Chiefs when he was still at Ohio State, ahead of the 2016 NFL draft. Those pre-draft conversations he had with the Chiefs left a big impression on Lee.

“I remember when I met them at the Combine,” Lee said of the Chiefs. “It was a great atmosphere. I’ve grown up watching Andy Reid when he was at Philly and just being a fan and everything he had going on there. I just remember that conversation. You obviously don’t know what’s going to happen on Draft night, but I just remember our conversation and it was something special. The fact that I’m here is just surreal.”

Part of what makes it so surreal is where the Chiefs ended up last season. They were a play away from going to the Super Bowl, and there are plenty of players on the team who are aching to see themselves right back in the mix to go to Super Bowl LIV. Lee gets the sense that something special is going on in Kansas City.

 

“It’s been a great situation,” Lee said. “To come here and learn a new system and be a part of something special. These guys have something really special going here, especially if you’ve watched these past couple of years, and especially last year. So I’m really excited just to be here and be part of this team.”

There’s a lot of work ahead of Lee in learning a new defensive system. The same can be said for a lot of Chiefs defenders, but Lee is the last one to the party and he has some catching up to do.

“I have to play catch up a little bit, some guys have a leg up but that’s okay,” Lee said. “I’m just going to take my time and take it day-by-day.”

Chiefs Kingdom has shown Lee a lot of love so far during his brief time as a member of the Chiefs. So far it’s really helped it feel comfortable.

“I felt welcome,” Lee said. “I know what the Chiefs mean around here. They welcomed me with open arms. I’m definitely happy to be a part of Chiefs Kingdom and part of this organization. I look forward to helping us win ball games down the road.”

Hopefully Lee will be a part of many wins in Kansas City. He won’t be going at it alone, though. He has a new teammate on the offensive side of the ball that is the NFL’s reigning MVP.

Lee and Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes bonded over Game of Thrones before they were teammates. They’re now competing together to land the Chiefs on the NFL’s metaphorical equivalent of the Iron Throne. Lee has seen the things that Mahomes can do on the football field on TV, but now that he’s seen those things first hand, he decided to bend the knee to the one true king of the AFC Westeros.

“He’s magnificent,” Lee said of Mahomes. “He’s everything that has been advertised. Like I said, they already have something great brewing here. It’s one thing to see it on TV, but it’s something different to see it in practice.”

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This is hysterical. This idiot that couldn't play linebacker to save his life has now gotten Chiefs fans to fall hook, line, and sinker for his BS. I guess the Chiefs organization and fans will need to learn the hard way that Darron Lee is a lazy little twerp that they should never have traded for.

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On 6/24/2019 at 7:52 PM, Jet Nut said:

Way to over play your hand and come off like the one who has no idea what they're talking about.

Ok. I'll entertain this drivel. PLEASE tell me Mr. Hey But how I am.... Whatever you're saying in the above post? I can't wait to see this....

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11 hours ago, Jet Nut said:

Because its an over exaggeration of how bad youre trying to make him, that he's totally incompetent is wrong.  You went too far.  Simple

Calling someone because you dont like him an idiot is obvious enough.  Cant play to save his life?  More over the top nonsense, hes just not a top LB, he can play.  

Then lets go for it all, all the eggs in one basket, "Darron Lee is a lazy little twerp that they should never have traded for."

Over the top.

As for calling me Mr whatever, don't like the response too F'n bad.  Dont like responses in general?  Thats the whole idea of message board/forums.

 

And why exactly is it over the top? Because you think it is. I could care less what you think. The Redskins preseason game last training camp was what made it so readily apparent. He was exposed as soft, shying away from contact, and unable to diagnose a play unfolding right in front of him. He's been a liability since the day he was drafted. That's not an exaggeration. That's a FACT. Whatever Bowles was trying to do with him was very clearly not working. But what's most damning is the Jets GM moving on from him after only 3 seasons due to his incompetence.

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21 minutes ago, MichaelScott said:

I've got no abundance of love for Lee...

BUT not for nothing, if the situation were reversed and the Jets had just traded a 6th for a young former 1st rounder who has (at least) shown some sporatic glimpses of talent, a lot of this board would spend the summer eating up every fluff piece written about him, and telling the world what a great steal we got.

The new system, the new coaches, etc.  So and so is breaking out this year. Ray Lewis would look bad on the circus he was playing for.... 

You know I'm right. 

You are right, but that's not what we're talking about. We're talking about a former 20th overall pick getting traded for essentially "peanuts" because the Jets couldn't trade him fast enough. We're not receiving a former bust trying to change things in another city. We had first dibs on Lee - he was a horrible player and an idiot off the field to boot.

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On 6/24/2019 at 8:15 PM, Bleedin Green said:

Because, once again, the cost to the Chiefs was a 6th round pick.  Therefore, it's highly unlikely this will be considered a slightly negative move for them.  It's a pretty simple concept when not blinded by bitterness towards Lee because of him being just one small piece (pun intended) of Maccagnan's idiotic decision-making.

If Lee was a 6th round pick of the Jets, we wouldn't even be having this conversation.

I didn't say it would be considered a bad move for them? Merely saying they are going to have to learn the hard way that Darron Lee is not a good player. It's probably never going to be a bad deal for them unless they are stupid enough to start him during an important game.

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On 6/24/2019 at 7:58 PM, RobR said:

Why? Is he all of the sudden going to morph into a good football player?

Lee has had enough time too prove who he is in this league, and it turns out he's nothing special in any aspect of the game.....hence why he fetched a 6th rounder. I say good riddance to someone that had no future with the Jets.

No. He's going to morph into the very SAME player he was in NY.

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21 hours ago, Jetsfan80 said:

Including overhead bins!  Saves money on team flights!

Darron Lee always flies first class. He's better than all you mortals....

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