Denver Broncos April Fools: 5 worst free-agent signings ever
No. 3: Eddie Kennison
Eddie Kennison is a former Broncos wide receiver who fans love to forget. The No. 18 overall pick of the 1996 draft, Kennison was productive in each of his stops in the league… except Denver.
He began his career with the St. Louis Rams before being traded to the New Orleans Saints in 1999. That year, he led the team with 61 receptions.
In 2000, he was again traded, this time to the Chicago Bears. He tied for the team lead with 55 receptions that year and the Broncos identified him as a player they could put with Rod Smith and Ed McCaffrey to form a terrific trio.
The Broncos gave him a two-year, $1.8 million deal with a $500,000 signing bonus.
After eight games in which he only caught 15 passes, he quit on the team the night before a game that season. He claimed that his heart was no longer in the game and he decided to retire. But just weeks later, he was able to unretire and not only sign with a new team, but with rival Kansas City.
Mike Shanahan and the Denver organization was furious over the turn of events, especially when Kennison became an integral part of the Chiefs’ offense and did damage against Denver in games between the two teams.
Kennison actually played in more games than Watson and Green, but he is definitely one of the more disliked players in team history.