Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend expected to sign with Texans

According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Kansas City Chiefs will have a new punter for the 2024 season. Tommy Townsend is expected to sign a two-year, six-million-dollar deal with the Houston Texans, leaving the Chiefs after four seasons.

Townsend’s future with Kansas City appeared to be in doubt following the recent signing of veteran punter Matt Araiza. The former Florida Gator was signed in 2020 by the Chiefs after going undrafted and immediately became the full-time starting punter after the team decided to move on from Dustin Colquitt.

Townsend followed Colquitt’s 15 seasons in Kansas City with an efficient tenure of his own, making his fair share of memorable plays from the punter’s position.

Townsend’s best season was in 2022 when he earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Month honors in September and AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his Week 15 game against the Texans. He also finished the year as a Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro with 53 punts for 2,672 net yards and a 50.42 average, while the Chiefs went on to win their first of two consecutive titles in Super Bowl LVII.

Chiefs Wire USA Today