The Kansas City Chiefs have added another player to their growing list of reserve/future contract signees.
According to the NFL’s official transaction report on Friday, the Chiefs have signed former Kansas State walk-on Dalton Schoen to a reserve/future contract. The Chiefs first brought the former Wildcat in on a visit back in January and had him in on a visit with the team even more recently.
An Overland Park native and Blue Valley Northwest alum, Schoen will return to his hometown and continue to pursue his NFL dream. The 24-year-old receiver went undrafted following the 2020 NFL draft and signed on with the Los Angeles Chargers. He didn’t make their 53-man roster or their practice squad and spent the year as a free agent.
Back in college, Schoen notched 92 receptions for 1,569 yards and 9 touchdowns over 34 games from 2017-19. He had a solid pre-draft with some impressive numbers at the K-State Pro Day, but the challenges related to COVID-19 didn’t give him much of a fair shot to latch on with any NFL team.
The Chiefs had pretty good luck signing an undrafted free agent wideout out K-State in the past. A guy by the name of Byron Pringle, maybe you’ve heard of him? Brett Veach and the front office are hoping to replicate their success with this signing. At the very least it’ll create competition at the bottom of the roster. For Schoen, it makes a lot of sense to continue pursuing an NFL dream for your hometown team, especially when it means you might end up catching passes from Patrick Mahomes.