Mar 23, 2020 10:26 AM

Chiefs sign QB Jordan Ta'amu of XFL's St. Louis BattleHawks

Posted Mar 23, 2020 10:26 AM

The Chiefs have agreed to a one-year contract with Jordan Ta'amu, the highest-rated quarterback during the abbreviated XFL season. He will compete with veteran Chad Henne for a backup job next season.

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed XFL quarterback Jordan Ta'amu to a contract on Monday according to his agent, Kenny Zuckerman.

Ta'amu played for the St. Louis BattleHawks and he led the XFL in completion percentage and touchdowns. Ta'amu was the third-rated QB in the league as he completed 72% of his passes for 1,050 yards and 12 touchdowns in five games.

Ta'amu played two years at Ole Miss and threw for 5,600 yards and 30 touchdowns. He went undrafted in 2019 and spent training camp with the Houston Texans before being cut prior to the start of the regular season.

Ta'amu will compete with Chad Henne for the back-up job to Patrick Mahomes. Henne re-signed with the Chiefs last week after missing all of last season with a broken leg.

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2020 Summer Olympics postponed amid coronavirus pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021. The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The games were scheduled to begin July 24.

Click here to read the joint statement from IOC and Tokyo organizing committee.

The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday.

Abe said after his telephone talks with Bach that he requested a postponement of about one year “taking into consideration the current circumstances” and to secure an environment in which athletes can perform in their best conditions and the sense of safety and security for the audience.

Abe held telephone talks with Bach after the IOC said it would make a decision on the Tokyo Games over the next four weeks.

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