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AFC Standings

Team Div Overall
5-1-0 12-5-0
5-1-0 12-5-0
5-1-0 11-6-0
4-2-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-7-1
3-3-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
1-5-0 8-9-0
1-5-0 7-10-0
0-6-0 4-13-0
3-3-0 4-13-0
1-5-0 3-14-0

2021 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 64 1 0 1 0.0
Post Season 14 0 0 0 0.0

Top Juan Thornhill News

  • Chiefs' Juan Thornhill: Notches first INT of 2021

    Thornhill recorded six tackles (four solo) and his first interception of the season Sunday versus the Broncos.

    Thornhill's rookie season drew some buzz thanks to a trio of interceptions and a promising tackle total (58). While he has just one interception in each of the last two seasons -- 2021 still has some time for him to add to it -- Thornhill seems to be trending up in his tackle count. If he maintains his current pace, the third-year safety would finish out the season with a career-best of about 64 tackles.

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  • Chiefs' Juan Thornhill: Records nine tackles

    Thornhill had nine tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's 27-3 loss at Tennessee.

    Thornhill made his second consecutive start at free safety in the blowout loss, and he's played all but three defensive snaps between the two contests. The 26-year-old had strong production Sunday but is unlikely to be an IDP option going forward.

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  • Chiefs' Juan Thornhill: Moving into starting role

    The Chiefs plan to start Thornhill at free safety in Sunday's game in Washington ahead of Daniel Sorensen, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Perhaps no player in the Chiefs' much-maligned defense has struggled as much as Sorensen, who Pro Football Focus ranks as its 83rd safety among the 85 players at the position who have played 100-plus snaps this season. In addition to missing nine tackles -- 20.5 percent of his overall opportunities, per Pro Football Reference -- Sorensen has also been responsible for a 153.8 passer rating when targeted in coverage this season. The Chiefs are hoping that Thornhill can provide an upgrade at the back end, and even if he's not a standout performer in real-life terms, he should have ample opportunities to record statistics. Thanks in part to his own shortcomings in coverage, Sorensen still racked up 35 tackles through five games, a total that ranks tied for 13th among secondary players.

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  • Chiefs' Juan Thornhill: Recovered from groin injury

    Thornhill (groin) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

    Thornhill's full participation in practice Wednesday indicates that he's no longer bothered by the groin injury he sustained in early August. With fellow safety Tyrann Mathieu's (illness) status for Sunday's season opener against the Browns in doubt, Thornhill regaining full health has become an even more important development for the Chiefs.

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  • Chiefs' Juan Thornhill: Suffers groin injury

    Thornhill (groin) was injured during Monday's practice, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

    The severity of Thornhill's injury remains undisclosed. The Chiefs are counting on the third-year pro to start across from Tyrann Mathieu, so it may make sense to take a cautious approach to his recovery.

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  • Chiefs' Juan Thornhill: First interception of season

    Thornhill recorded six tackles, all solo, and an interception across 73 defensive snaps in Monday's win over the Patriots.

    Thornhill secured his first interception of the season off Brian Hoyer late in the first quarter. The second-year pro has now played in 89 percent of the defensive snaps this season, recording 17 tackles in the process.

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  • Chiefs' Juan Thornhill: Leads Chiefs' Week 3 tackle count

    Thornhill topped the Chiefs' defense with six tackles (five solo) Monday against the Ravens.

    Although he hasn't quite put up the numbers to suggest a repeat of his rookie season, Thornhill and Tyrann Mathieu were the only two players to play every defensive snap Monday. He should continue to see consistent action at safety moving forward, but his numbers haven't put him on too many IDP radars just yet.

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  • Chiefs' Juan Thornhill: Cleared for full contact

    Thornhill (knee) has been cleared for full-contact participation in practice, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

    Thornhill's recovery from a torn ACL has been a swift one, as he suffered the injury in Week 17 of last season. He's reportedly looked as explosive as ever since retaking the field and should be in line to retake his spot as the team's starting safety alongside Tyrann Mathieu come Week 1.

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  • Chiefs' Juan Thornhill: Comes off PUP list

    The Chiefs activated Thornhill (knee) from the active/PUP list Wednesday after he passed a physical, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Thornhill's rookie season came to an end when he suffered a torn ACL in his left knee Week 17, causing the 2019 second-rounder to miss the Chiefs' Super Bowl run. He's made significant progress in his rehab, though, and appears ready to partake in practice in some capacity. Thornhill's status for the Chiefs' Week 1 matchup with the Texans remains undecided, but if he's able to suit up, he likely will serve as the team's starting free safety.

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  • Chiefs' Juan Thornhill: Logs limited activity

    Thornhill (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

    Thornhill came off the active/PUP list Wednesday after passing his physical, so it's no surprise to see him being eased back into the mix. The 24-year-old is coming off an impressive rookie season, and he'll be well positioned to serve as the Chiefs' top free safety once he fully moves past the ACL he tore in the 2019 regular-season finale.

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  • Chiefs' Juan Thornhill: Placed on PUP list

    The Texans placed Thornhill (knee) on the PUP list Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

    Thornhill missed the Chiefs' Super Bowl run after tearing the ACL in his left knee Week 17. There's some hope he'll be healthy by the regular season, but he has yet to recover enough to avoid Friday's move. When he does achieve full health -- or at least enough to get back on the field -- the 2019 second-round pick will man free safety for Kansas City.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 203 lbs
Birthplace: Altavista, VA
Age: 26
School: Virginia
Experience: 4