WR Jason Avant never seemed to be a big fan of the Carolina Panthers. After his critical commentary concerning the struggling offense he was soon released. Avant wasn’t a free man long and soon after he was picked up the the Chiefs and lets just say he’s more than happy to be back with Andy Reid.
“The Chiefs always were my No. 1 choice,” Avant said. “Everything doesn’t always work out the way you want it to.”
“In hindsight, you never know what happened, for sure,” Avant said of his Carolina release. “I just want to make sure I make the best of my opportunity here. The truth of the matter is I’m happy about being here.”
“I’m pretty sure coach Reid is going to move me around as he sees fit,” said Avant, who estimated that he knows roughly 65 to 75 percent of the playbook. “I believe in what he’s preaching. I believe in everything he’s about, so I trust him in whatever that decision is.”
But he didn’t stop there, he proceeded to talk about the longevity of his career and his ability to be like one of the best post players in NBA History, Tim Duncan.
“You see Tim Duncan still play at a high level because he was a fundamental person,” Avant said of the star power forward for the San Antonio Spurs. “So when his talent or speed kind of diminished, he was still able to play at a high level because he learned the game the right way. That’s what I want to be as a pro — learn the game the right way and as I get older, I’m still able to perform at a high level.”