With lots of extra bodies in the mix this year due to COVID, there are over 1,700 players in the National Football League. You're likely not Roger Goodell, so I don't expect you to know every name and every story, but everybody should know Derrick Nnadi and his.
If you don't that's okay! Don't beat yourself up. I run a very unknown sports blog and I didn't know him until I saw the tweet that inspired this blog during my lunch break. That's probably why I'm not writing for Barstool at this very moment...if only I knew the back-up left guard on the Arizona Cardinals I wouldn't be stuck living the substitute life in the Creative Capital.
Anyways, Derrick Nnadi is a starting defensive tackle for the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Playing beside All-Pro DT Chris Jones, it's easy for the 2018 3rd round pick out of Florida State University to get overshadowed, but Nnadi gained some national recognition back in February when he paid for the adoption of 108 dogs after the Chiefs won the Super Bowl.
Nnadi didn't stop there. He's not like former Indianapolis Colts Left Tackle, Tarik Glenn, who let Super Bowl glory kill his passion.
Derrick Nnadi is using his platform as a Super Bowl champ for great things; like making it easier for puppers and woofers in need to find a new home! This season, after every Chiefs win Nnadi is sponsoring the adoption of a doggo in a Kansas City animal shelter.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. --A big man with an even bigger heart -- Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi is again teaming up with an area animal shelter to find homes for more dogs.
Last season, Nnadi partnered with KC Pet Project to sponsor the adoption of a new dog in the shelter with each Chiefs win -- meaning a family got to take a new pet home for free.
After the Super Bowl victory, Nnadi sponsored the adoption of every single dog in the shelter. More than 100 dogs found homes with new families thanks to Nnadi's kindness, and his partnership with KC Pet Project.
Officials with KC Pet Project announced Wednesday that Nnadi is again teaming up with the shelter this season to help more deserving dogs find homes. Nnadi will again sponsor the adoption fee for one dog in the shelter each time the Chiefs win.
“This is such a fun way to help pets find homes, and we’re thrilled to once again have this unique partnership opportunity with Derrick Nnadi in 2020,” said Tori Fugate, chief communications officer with KC Pet Project. “Everyone is so excited about the Chiefs upcoming season, and this is just another great way that our local team is helping the community. We can’t wait to help pets find homes thanks to Derrick’s generosity.”
Shelter officials said this partnership is a great way to feature dogs in need of more help like long-timers, special needs dogs and large dogs.
The shelter said to look for the featured #NnadiDog on KC Pet Project's social media pages after each win.
When the Chiefs held on to beat Teddy Two Gloves and Panthers 33-31 yesterday, Nnadi sponsored the adoption of Moss.
With the Kansas City Chiefs currently sitting at 8-1 atop the AFC West that means Nnadi has helped eight dogs find a new home this season! Prior to the Chiefs 34-20 week 1 win over Houston, Nnadi announced that #NnadiDogs (awesome hashtag) would again be teaming up with the Kansas City Pet Project to cover adoption costs.
Tyrod Taylor's lung puncturing prior to kickoff of the Chiefs week 2 overtime win (23-20) over LAC indirectly lead to Mogwai get adopted.
Embarrassing the fraud-adjacent Ravens 34-20 in Baltimore helped Bruno find a home.
When Brian Hoyer forgot how to play football in week 4, Sanjay was scooped up like a fumble.
When the Chiefs beat the Bills 26-17 in the first game of a MNF Double Header to hand them their first L of 2020 (excluding their playoff choke vs. Houston), Jocelyn was handed a collar by her new owners.
The Chiefs dismantling of the Broncos, 43-16 got Corgan a new home. I really wish this happened when they beat the Bills so I could make a shitty Smashing Pumpkins joke.
The Jets play on Monday Night Football tonight, tonight, but in week 8 when they failed to cover a 20 point spread in a 35-9 loss at Arrowhead, Taboo was welcomed into a new home.
Not nearly enough people know about this awesome cause.
The best to next autocorrect/typo shouldn't take away from the fact that it's a bad sign when bloggers with less than a 100 followers (referring to myself here) can wish Eddie Vedder a Happy Birthday and get more love than a Super Bowl Champion making it easier for puppers to find loving homes.
With the Chiefs on their bye week 10, the next chance Derrick has to help another Missourian find their forever pup is November 22nd @ Vegas. The Raiders handed the Chiefs their only loss of the season, so there should be extra motivation for Derrick to sponsor his 9th pupperino of the season. So if the Chiefs aren't playing your favorite team there's a great reason to hop on the Chiefs bandwagon. #NnadiDogs.