Chiefs trade Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to the New York Jets

Chiefs Camp Football
Posted at 3:01 PM, Nov 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-02 16:28:43-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have traded guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to the New York Jets, both teams confirm.

The Chiefs will receive Jets tight end Dan Brown in return.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Duvernay-Tardif thanked the Chiefs organization for drafting him in 2014 and for being a part of the 2020 Super Bowl team.

"To the Chiefs fans, thank you for your support throughout all these years," Duvernay-Tardif said. "You embraced me with open arms and made a French-Canadian feel right at home in the middle of the Midwest. My memories in Kansas City could not have been possible without you."

In 2020, Duvernay-Tardif, who has a medical doctorate, opted out of the season to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic at a long-term care facility near his hometown Montreal.

LDT was named one of Sports Illustrated's 2020 Sportsperson of the Year.

He suffered a broken hand during training camp. Monday night’s game against the New York Giants was the first time Duvernay-Tardif was on the active roster since Super Bowl LIV.

Brown has been in the NFL for eight seasons.

The 29-year-old has not recorded any catches or yards in the 2021 season.