Former Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley will be playing for a new team in 2019. And his new home will be a stadium he’s quite familiar with, as he is now a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Conley, who spent his first four NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, announced he would be signing a new deal with the Jaguars on his Twitter account on Saturday morning.
“Thank you #ChiefsKingdom. The last 4 years have been a blast and such a blessing,” Conley tweeted. “I consider you all family and friends. I’m excited to continue my career in Jacksonville! God is good.”
Thank you #ChiefsKingdom. The last 4 years have been a blast and such a blessing. I consider you all family and friends. I’m excited to continue my career in Jacksonville! God is good. pic.twitter.com/BmEWDkLFTM
— Chris Conley (@_flight17_) March 16, 2019
Conley had a strong bounce back year in 2018 after he tore his Achilles to end his 2017 season. The former Georgia standout caught 32 passes for 334 yards while bringing in a career-best 5 touchdowns. In 2019, Conley will be catching passes from new Jacksonville quarterback Nick Foles, as opposed to Patrick Mahomes, his quarterback with the Chiefs. Foles was the MVP of Super Bowl 52, while Mahomes was the MVP of the 2018 season.
Conley came very close to playing in his first Super Bowl last season, as the Chiefs made it to the AFC championship game before losing to the New England Patriots. He will also likely take on a bigger role in the Jacksonville passing offense, as he will no longer be playing with the likes of Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Sammy Watkins.
The former Georgia receiver does have a bit of experience playing in Jacksonville, as the Bulldogs played Florida there every season Conley was in college. In three career games against Florida, Conley caught 7 passes for 97 yards. In Conley’s time at Georgia, the bulldogs went 3-1 against the Gators.
The Chiefs took Conley in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Conley caught 36 passes for 637 yards in his senior season while also catching 8 touchdown passes in 2014.
Terms of Conley’s deal have not yet been announced. Another former Bulldog, Thomas Davis, announced that he was signing with the Los Angeles Chargers earlier in the week.
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) March 16, 2019
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