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Five Things to Know About New Chiefs S Marqueston Huff

The Tennessee Titans originally drafted Huff in 2014

The Kansas City Chiefs announced the free agent signing of Marqueston Huff on Thursday afternoon. Here are five things to know about the Chiefs' new safety:


1. Those close to Huff call him "Quest."

In this interview via the Casper Star Tribune, Wyoming coach Dave Christensen referred to Huff by the nickname "Quest."

Christensen, who was speaking about Huff when he was a Wyoming senior, had the foresight to suggest Huff would "have an opportunity to probably play after he gets done here."

A little more than three years later, he's still right.

2. Huff started his career with the Tennessee Titans, briefly joined the Jacksonville Jaguars and spent most of last year with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Titans drafted Huff in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. When he was coming out three years ago, NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah cited his ability to play both the corner and safety positions, which makes sense for general manager John Dorsey and the Chiefs.

Back in March of 2015, Dorsey connected bringing back the Chiefs' with his ability to play both of those same positions.

When the Titans released Huff in 2016, the Jaguars claimed him, but the Ravens signed him off their practice squad in early October.

For what it's worth, the Chiefs have listed Huff as a safety.

3. Huff has played in more than 1,500 defensive snaps in his career.

According to analytics website Pro Football Focus, Quest has played in 1,573 defensive snaps for his career, and he has also played special teams.

Pro Football Focus graded Huff's special teams ability on the punt unit fairly well for both 2015 and 2016, handing out grades of 1.5 and 2.5 for those years, respectively.

4. Huff shined at the '14 Senior Bowl.


According to CBS Sports' Rob Rang, Huff "helped his cause against top competition at the Senior Bowl, demonstrating light feet, efficient turning motion and fluid acceleration."

Dorsey has always held an affinity for the Senior Bowl (reminder: top picks Eric Fisher and Dee Ford both attended), and it's a possibility Huff originally caught his eye there.

His track speed (he also lettered in track and field) couldn't have hurt, either.

5. Huff has a daughter, and apparently she can hoop.

Here's a tweet from January of 2016 from Huff's official Twitter account, @MHuff28, in which he cleverly refers to his 9-year-old as "SheBron James."

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