Kansas City Chiefs' tight end Ricky Seals-Jones, who signed with Kansas City earlier this month, spoke with the local media for the first time via conference call on Monday.
Here are five things that stood out from the call.
1. To kick things off, Seals-Jones explained why he chose Kansas City.
"The high explosive offense," Seals-Jones said. "This past season, watching the Chiefs play some games, it was incredible to watch. Once the Chiefs reached out to my agent and they wanted to bring me in it was kind of like a no brainer. I talked with the coaches, the GM and sat down with my family and made that decision to become a Chief."
Seals-Jones appeared in 14 games (3 starts) for Cleveland in 2019, tallying 14 catches for 229 yards and four touchdowns. For his career, Seals-Jones has recorded 60 receptions for 773 yards and eight scores in three years as a professional.
2. Seals-Jones has one-career appearance at Arrowhead Stadium, doing so back in 2018. The experience stuck with him.
The six-foot-five, 243-pound Seals-Jones caught five passes for 51 yards in his lone career outing at Arrowhead during the Chiefs' Week 9 bout with the Arizona Cardinals back in 2018, but the crowd is what he remembered the most.
"Crazy fanbase. That fanbase is, I would say, top five in the NFL," Seals-Jones said. "Great atmosphere. I'm excited to be a part of it and not against it."
3. He was later asked about his willingness to contribute to special teams in addition to the offense.
Seals-Jones played 49 special teams snaps for the Browns last year but is no stranger to a larger role, tallying 164 special teams snaps during his rookie year with the Cardinals in 2017.
"I'm willing to do whatever to help the team win. I played special teams in Arizona and in Cleveland. Special teams is not something that I don't want to do," Seals-Jones said. "If they need me to do it, I'll do it. I'm cool with special teams. It does not bother me, not one bit."
4. Seals-Jones also provided a glimpse into what the free agency process was like and why he had confidence in his decision to join the Chiefs.
"I felt like Kansas City was honest. Also talking with [former Chiefs' tight end] Demetrius [Harris], all of the things that he had said previously, they had said now in the present. It was like what they said and what he said were not two different things," Seals-Jones explained. "You have a player who left and still shows respect for that organization and loves that organization. So, that gives you a little bit of confidence when you're going in and talking to another team. And they love Demetrius, so it was like perfect and that kind of helped. Then the offense and how they use their 12 [offensive formation] personnel, it kind of all fit in perfect for me."
Harris played for the Chiefs from 2014-18 before teaming up with Seals-Jones in Cleveland last season.
5. Lastly, Seals-Jones shared his thoughts on Chiefs' Head Coach Andy Reid.
"So much respect. Everybody just has respect for him. He was a Hall of Fame coach before winning the Super Bowl this year so that just lets you know how much respect he has as a coach. I have never heard one bad word said about him," Seals-Jones said. "I'm excited to play with a coach like that who's player friendly and knows how to get everybody open, not just two or three people. He can find a way to get anybody on the field open at any given time.
Seals-Jones will have the opportunity to learn from Coach Reid firsthand soon enough.