Charles Woodson has great reaction to Raiders GM’s son being drafted by Chiefs
Fans may have found it a bit awkward that Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie passed on drafting his own son, but Charles Woodson is downright horrified by where the former Tennessee star ended up.
Kahlil McKenzie, who was a defensive tackle with the Vols but impressed teams by running offensive line drills at his Pro Day, was drafted in the sixth round by the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs, of course, are one of Oakland’s most fierce rivals, and Woodson joked with Reggie McKenzie that Kahlil should retire before he plays for KC.
“I got a text from Charles Woodson who told me ‘your son has to retire. There’s no way he can put that red helmet on his head,'” McKenzie shared with reports, via Black and Silver Pride. “Part of me felt that way, but in all seriousness it’s a good opportunity for him and I was hoping that he would land at a spot that will kind of grow him to that position. He can play D-tackle, but I think he could be special on the offensive line. That’s where we were going to play him.”
Kahlil joked that he wonders if his old man conspired with the Chiefs, as Reggie has apparently always wanted Kahlil to play offensive line. Kahlil is also anxious to get a shot at his dad’s team.
“I can’t wait to whip up on you twice this year and the next year and the next year and the next year after that,” he said. “We’re a competitive family [by] nature. We compete in everything we do. This just adds one more ripple into that. We’re all excited for it. I’m excited to get to Kansas City and just help the Chiefs … whoop up on the Raiders [and] whoop up on the rest of the NFL.”
The Raiders and Chiefs don’t have their first meeting until Week 13 next season. Needless to say, the McKenzie family probably has the date circled on the calendar.