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New York Jets: Mike Pennel leads former rejects to Super Bowl glory

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: Mike Pennel #64 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts after defeating San Francisco 49ers by 31 - 20in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: Mike Pennel #64 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts after defeating San Francisco 49ers by 31 - 20in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Former New York Jets stud Mike Pennel led a bunch of former castoffs to Super Bowl glory on Sunday. Here are all the details and what it all means.

On Sunday several former New York Jets achieved Super Bowl glory. The band of rejects was led by defensive lineman Mike Pennel who spent two years in the green and white.

Pennel was the only one to receive any game action on Super Bowl Sunday as Mo Claiborne, Darron Lee, and Elijah McGuire held their red pom poms on the sideline as members of the inactive list.

They were each originally part of the infamous Todd Bowles era (24-40 during his tenure with the New York Jets).

Each of the players mentioned joined the Kansas City Chiefs at different points during the last 12+ months:

  • Darron Lee the former first-round pick out of Ohio State was dealt to the Chiefs back in May of 2019 for a future sixth-round draft choice.
    • Lee spent the first three years of his career with the Jets.
  • Back in early August, Morris Claiborne signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs and played mostly a reserve role all year.
    • Mo was with the Jets for two seasons from 2017 through 2018.
  • Elijah McGuire joined the Chiefs the latest of any of these former Jets when he signed in Kansas City on November 25.
    • Eli was originally selected 188th overall out of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Jets. He was with the green and white for the first two years of his professional career.

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Regardless of how long each of their tenures was with the Chiefs or what their future holds beyond the 2019-20 season, each will live on forever thanks to a Super Bowl 54 victory over the San Francisco 49ers 31-20.

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