Chiefs tender exclusive rights free agent LB Cole Christiansen

The Kansas City Chiefs have made an offseason move to retain a promising member of their defense for the 2024 NFL season.

The deadline for extending a qualifying offer or risk losing a player to free agency quickly approached, and the Chiefs front office decided to keep several players. According to Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest, Cole Christiansen has received his qualifying tender from the team.

The 26-year-old linebacker has spent the past two seasons with the Chiefs after starting his career in 2020 with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Christiansen spent most of his time on special teams under coordinator Dave Toub. He played in five regular-season games and had some time on the field during the postseason. He took advantage of the extra playing time in the Week 18 season finale against the Chargers, earning him a spot on the postseason roster and his second consecutive Super Bowl title with the Chiefs.

The former Army standout was on both the practice squad and team roster throughout his two years in Kansas City. With training camps approaching soon, he will have a chance to improve his stock ahead of the 2024 season.

Story originally appeared on Chiefs Wire