AFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
6-0-0 14-3-0
2-4-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 6-11-0
1-5-0 5-12-0

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 144 5.0 1 1 0
Post Season 5 0.0 0 1 0

Top Drue Tranquill News

  • Chiefs' Drue Tranquill: Expected to sign with KC

    Tranquill is expected to sign a one-year, $5 million deal with the Chiefs on Friday, Jordan Schultz of reports.

    Per Shultz, Tranquill had a long list of suitors but decided to join the reigning Super Bowl champions on a team-friendly deal. The 2019 fourth-round pick supplanted Kenneth Murray for a starting spot with the Chargers last year and posted career highs in tackles (144) and sacks (five). It'll be hard to match that type of production playing alongside Willie Gay, Nick Bolton and Leo Chenal, but Tranquill should still garner a sizable role in Kansas City's linebacker corps.

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  • Chargers' Drue Tranquill: Career year

    Tranquill recorded 144 tackles (93 solo), five sacks, an additional five tackles for loss, a forced fumble and an interception in 17 games during the 2022-23 regular season.

    Tranquill had the best season of his career, setting new career highs in tackles and sacks while also registering his first career interception. The 27-year-old led the Chargers in both solo and total tackles and also finished tied for third on the team in sacks, as he supplanted Kenneth Murray for the starting job. An unrestricted free agent this offseason, Tranquill has earned himself a starting role either with the Chargers or somewhere else.

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  • Chargers' Drue Tranquill: Racks up nine tackles Sunday

    Tranquill tallied nine tackles, including two for loss, in Sunday's 31-10 Week 17 win over the Rams.

    Tranquill led the Chargers in stops for the third straight week, though he fell just short of extending his streak of games with double-digit tackles to three. The fourth-year linebacker is up to 138 tackles on the campaign, 12th-most in the NFL.

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  • Chargers' Drue Tranquill: Paces both squads in stops Monday

    Tranquill recorded 11 tackles (four solo) and one sack in Monday's 20-3 win over the Colts.

    Tranquill has now amassed double-digit stops in consecutive contests following Monday's game-high 11-tackle performance. Across 15 games operating as an every-down linebacker, the 27-year-old has set career highs in tackles (129), sacks (five), interceptions (one), passes defensed (four) and forced fumbles (one).

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  • Chargers' Drue Tranquill: Logs 10 stops including sack Sunday

    Tranquill recorded a sack among his 10 stops and forced a fumble in Sunday's Week 15 win over Tennessee.

    Tranquill made some key plays late in the game for the Chargers, stopping Derrick Henry for a two-yard gain midway through the fourth quarter and forcing the big running back to fumble. The Titans recovered the ball, but Tranquill effectively ended the drive two plays later with a sack of Ryan Tannehill. The sack was Tranquill's fourth of the campaign, and the double-digit tackle total was his fifth so far in 2022. Tranquill is already up to a career-best 118 stops through 14 contests.

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  • Chargers' Drue Tranquill: Steps up as pass defender

    Tranquill tallied five tackles (four solo) and two passes defended in Sunday's 23-17 win against Miami.

    Tranquill has struggled in coverage this season, but he posted a season-high two passes defended in this impressive outing for the Chargers' struggling pass defense. While he did post a season-low two tackles for the second time in as many weeks, he now ranks first on the team in tackles (108) just ahead of safety Derwin James, who sat out with a quad injury Week 14. Tranquill's role as a tackler should come back to the forefront when the Bolts take on prolific Titans running back Derrick Henry in Week 15.

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  • Chargers' Drue Tranquill: Anticipates playing Sunday

    Tranquill (illness) is warming up and is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Raiders, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Tranquill was unable to practice Friday due to an illness, but his ability to participate in pregame warmups suggests he'll be available this weekend. The 27-year-old will likely continue operating in his usual role as an every-down linebacker in Week 13.

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  • Chargers' Drue Tranquill: Lands on injury report Friday

    Tranquill didn't practice Friday due to an illness and is listed as questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Raiders, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

    Tranquill landed on the injury report Friday as a non-participant due to an illness and is now in danger of missing Week 13. If he's sidelined, Kenneth Murray, Troy Reeder and Chris Rumph would be candidates for increased roles.

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  • Chargers' Drue Tranquill: Nine stops Week 12

    Tranquill logged nine tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's 25-24 win over the Cardinals.

    Tranquill finished with the Chargers' second-most tackles behind safety Alohi Gilman (10), as the linebacker continued to play an every-down role Week 12. The 234-pounder also came one stop shy of notching his fifth double-digit tackle outing of the season, increasing his season total to 98 over 11 games. Tranquill has already logged career highs in tackles, sacks (three) and passes defended (two), and he'll look to keep up this significant production next Sunday against the division-rival Raiders.

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  • Chargers' Drue Tranquill: Seven stops in close loss

    Tranquill recorded seven tackles (six solo) during Sunday's 30-27 defeat to the Chiefs.

    Tranquill's production came back down to earth after he logged a season-high 15 tackles against the 49ers last week. However, the linebacker still tied safety Derwin James for a team high in tackles Week 12, as the Chargers' defense once again struggled to keep the Chiefs' offense in check for a full four quarters. Tranquill has now played every defensive snap in four of the Bolts' last five games, recording 33 tackles and three sacks over that span. He will look to continue his career-best campaign against the Cardinals this coming Sunday.

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  • Chargers' Drue Tranquill: Season-high 15 tackles

    Tranquill logged 15 tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's 22-16 loss to San Francisco.

    Tranquill was one of two Chargers to finish with double-digit tackles, as safety Derwin James also notched 13 stops against the 49ers. These two now sit far and away as the Bolts' top two tacklers through nine games, with 82 and 85, respectively. Tranquill has already set new career highs in tackles and sacks (three) this season, and he'll likely continue to play almost every defensive snap Sunday against the Chiefs.

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  • Chargers' Drue Tranquill: Ten tackles in win

    Tranquill compiled 10 tackles (eight solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Falcons.

    Tranquill led the team in tackles in Week 9, reaching a double-digit total for the third time in eight games this year. The linebacker also recorded his third sack of the year in victory. He's now up to 67 total tackles on the campaign, nine short of the career-high 76 he posted over 14 contests in 2021.

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  • Chargers' Drue Tranquill: Seven solo tackles in loss

    Tranquill recorded seven solo tackles during Sunday's 37-23 loss to the Seahawks.

    Tranquill tied Nasir Adderley for second most tackles on the team behind Derwin James. Across seven appearances, Tranquill has totaled 57 stops, two sacks and one interception. The Chargers have a Week 8 bye, so Tranquill will look to continue his solid play against the Falcons in Week 9.

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  • Chargers' Drue Tranquill: Team-high 11 stops in win

    Tranquill recorded 11 tackles (six solo) during Sunday's 34-24 win over the Texans.

    Tranquill has recorded double-digit tackles in back-to-back games and has 35 stops through four games. He's seized the starting gig over Kenneth Murray, a 2020 first-round pick, and will look to continue his strong play against the Browns in Week 5.

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  • Chargers' Drue Tranquill: Records game-high 11 tackles Sunday

    Tranquill collected 11 tackles (nine solo) and one pass defensed during Sunday's 38-10 defeat to the Jaguars.

    The Chargers' defensive unit as a whole struggled in Week 3, as the team gave up 38 points to a non-extraordinary Jacksonville team. However, Tranquill's efforts could be considered one of the few bright spots Sunday for Los Angeles, and he'll look to continue his notable play when the team matches up against Houston on Sunday.

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  • Chargers' Drue Tranquill: Solid production in loss

    Tranquill notched seven tackles (four solo) and half a sack during Thursday's 27-24 loss to the Chiefs.

    Tranquill finished second on the team in tackles behind Derwin James and split the Chargers' only sack of the game with Khalil Mack. Across two contests, the fourth-year linebacker has produced 13 tackles, one pass defense, one interception and half a sack.

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  • Chargers' Drue Tranquill: Active Sunday

    Tranquill is active Sunday against the Raiders, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Tranquill had been battling a groin injury throughout camp but was no longer on the injury report after Wednesday. He'll be starting next to Kyle Van Noy at inside linebacker Sunday, as the Chargers host the Raiders.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 234 lbs
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, IN
Age: 27
School: Notre Dame
Experience: 5