Anthony Hitchens is Heading to the Kansas City Chiefs

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 19: Anthony Hitchens
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 19: Anthony Hitchens /

On Tuesday morning, the now former Cowboys’ linebacker Anthony Hitchens, former Iowa Hawkeye, is heading to the Kansas City Chiefs.

The former Hawkeye great Anthony Hitchens is now going to play for the Kansas City Chiefs next season. The deal is set to be worth $9 million per season that was reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero. Hitchens was a fourth-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2014 NFL Draft. Hitchens’ was an Iowa Hawkeye for all four years from the start of the 2010 season to the 2013 season. Throughout his career, Hitchens had a total of 270 sacks on 19 for losses.

The Chiefs have made an incredible move in signing one of the more underrated players in the NFL. Hitchens’ was one of the Cowboy’s strongest defensive players throughout the time he was in the Lone Star State. In the 2017 NFL season, Hitchens had a 84 combined tackles, his career high in a season, with 55 solo tackles. He also had 29 assisted tackles with a forced fumble. He did all of this with only 12 games played, four fewer than each of his previous years as an NFL player (full 16 games).

This, again, is great news for the Chiefs to gain an incredible defensive player in Hitchens. Not only will this improve their defensive scheme, but it will make a great home for Anthony in a city with tons of Iowa Hawkeye fans. Although there are a good number of Cowboy fans are Iowa Hawkeye fans, it doesn’t compete with the Chiefs. This will be an excellent stepping-stone in the former Hawkeye’s career which we will all be excited for and are looking forward to.