UNH Quarterback Ricky Santos Signs With Chiefs

Ricky Santos, the record-setting University of New Hampshire quarterback, who was passed over in this weekend’s NFL Draft, has landed with the Kansas City Chiefs.  According to his agent, Brad Blank, Santos received interest from several teams following the conclusion of the draft.  Kansas City, with their current quarterback corps (Brodie Croyle, Damon Huard, David Greene and Tyler Thigpen), was identified as a good opportunity for Santos to make a NFL roster.

It is impossible to discern whether Santos’ draft status was affected by his unfair exclusion from Boston College’s Pro Day.   What is clear, however, is that Santos will have to rely on an unconventional playing style to stick with the Chiefs:

Blank, as others have done, brought up former Boston College star Doug Flutie’s name when talking about Santos.

“He’s not the 6-5, 240-pound pocket passer everyone is looking for,” Blank said. “There’s a Doug Flutie element to him.

Like Flutie, Santos has also drawn interest from the Canadian Football League.  Whether he plays in the NFL or CFL, Santos could do worse than following in the footsteps of Doug Flutie.

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