Xavier Worthy Got a Special Chiefs Tattoo Days After Being Picked in NFL Draft

Worthy posted video of his new Chiefs tattoo to social media.
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; Texas Longhorns wide receiver Xavier Worthy is selected as the No.
Apr 25, 2024; Detroit, MI, USA; Texas Longhorns wide receiver Xavier Worthy is selected as the No. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The Kansas City Chiefs landed a perfect fit when they traded up and selected Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy with the 28th pick in the first round of the 2024 NFL draft. The speedster seems pretty excited about joining the defending Super Bowl champs, and even got a new tattoo to commemorate his draft selection.

Worthy posted a video showing the process of getting a Chiefs logo tattooed on his arm above "R: 1, P: 28" which represents the round and position of his selection.

Worthy ran the fastest 40-yard dash at the NFL combine since 2003 when he sprinted the distance in 4.21 seconds. While he is on the smaller side at 5'11" and 165 pounds, he's an impressive receiver. His size and skill set are eerily similar to former Chiefs star Tyreek Hill. Worthy had a great career at Texas and capped his time in college by catching 75 passes for 1,014 yards and five touchdowns as a junior in 2023.

The Chiefs' biggest weakness last season was their receiving corps. They had seven pass catchers with three or more drops during the regular season. Kansas City's receivers began to improve in the postseason but it was still a massive problem that needed to be addressed. This offseason the team added veteran Marquise Brown and now the rookie in Worthy to a pass catching group led by Travis Kelce and Rashee Rice. The revamped unit should keep star quarterback Patrick Mahomes happy.

Worthy and Brown's speed should stretch defenses, opening things up underneath for Kelce and Rice. Meanwhile, the two new receivers represent the best deep threats Mahomes has had since the Chiefs traded Hill away in 2022. On paper, it looks like Kansas City's offense got a whole lot better.

Given that he got a tattoo with his new team's logo, Worthy seems really excited to join the Chiefs.


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Ryan Phillips is a Senior Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. Ryan has worked in digital media since 2009, spending eight years at The Big Lead before joining the SI team in 2024. He also co-hosts The Assembly Call Podcast about Indiana Hoosiers basketball and previously worked at Bleacher Report. Ryan is a proud San Diego native and a graduate of Indiana University’s journalism school.