Watch out, Patrick Mahomes, there's a new sheriff in town.
After being the final of the 337 invitees to the NFL Combine to be unsigned, Shea Patterson has found a home.
Former Michigan QB Shea Patterson is signing with the #Chiefs, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 3, 2020
Patterson went undrafted after another underwhelming season at Michigan, a long fall after being ranked as the fourth overall prospect in his recruiting class. He seems to be welcoming the challenge, however, and should be the favorite to start at quarterback for Kansas City this fall.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity...I will be more than ready when my number is called.— Shea Patterson (@SheaPatterson_1) April 27, 2020
Patterson spent two years in Ann Arbor, throwing for 5,661 yards and 45 touchdowns while completing 60% of his passes with 15 interceptions. He recorded 492 passing yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions while completing less than 50% of his passes in two career games against Ohio State. He was named a Third Team All-Big Ten selection in both his junior and senior years.
The former five-star recruit will join Ole Miss teammate Jordan Ta'amu in Kansas City. Ta'amu took over for Patterson after he was injured during the 2017 season and assumed the starting role after Patterson left Mississippi for Michigan. Ta'amu signed with the Chiefs prior to the 2020 draft.
He also joins former Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee in the locker room.