Former Michigan QB Shea Patterson signs as undrafted free agent with NFL team
A week after the NFL Draft came to a conclusion, former Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson has finally landed with an NFL team.
Sunday, Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News reported that Patterson has signed a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. The former five-star quarterback went unpicked in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Ten former Wolverines heard their names called during the draft last week, but Patterson was not one of them. He entered the event having received late-round draft grades with some projecting that the ex-Michigan gunslinger would have to sign as an undrafted free agent to get a start in the NFL.
Shea Patterson has signed a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, per his agent Bryan Ehrlich
— angelique (@chengelis) May 3, 2020
Patterson spent the last two seasons at Michigan after starting his career at Ole Miss. While the starter in Ann Arbor, Patterson led the Wolverines to a 19-7 record, including a 10-win season in 2018. He left the program after throwing for 5,661 yards, 45 touchdowns and rushing for an additional 323 yards and seven scores.
After the 2018 season, Patterson was a candidate to depart for the NFL Draft but opted to return to Michigan for his final season of eligibility. His draft status took a hit early in the year as he dealt with injuries and Michigan’s season was derailed in the opening weeks of 2019.
Still, Patterson managed to lead Michigan to a 9-4 record, throwing for 3,061 yards and 23 touchdowns and accounting for five more scores on the ground.