Chiefs sign former Michigan QB Shea Patterson

Shea Patterson started 10 games at Ole Miss before transferring to Michigan and starting 26 games as a junior and senior.
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Former Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.

Agent Bryan Ehrlich confirmed the deal Sunday. Patterson started all 26 games for the Wolverines over the past two seasons after transferring from Mississippi.

Patterson threw for 3,061 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season. He threw 45 touchdown passes in his two years at Michigan. Patterson passed for 131 yards in this year’s Senior Bowl.

Patterson started 10 games at Ole Miss but transferred after the school was hit by NCAA sanctions. He was granted eligibility at Michigan in 2018 without sitting out a year.

He’s likely to battle former Mississippi teammate Jordan Ta’Amu, who signed with the Chiefs earlier this offseason after a successful stint with the XFL’s St. Louis BattleHawks, for a potential third quarterback spot behind Patrick Mahomes and Chad Henne.