The NFL announced earlier this year that the league will hold games in Munich, Germany, with the first game taking place during the 2022 season.
While the Kansas City Chiefs were one of the teams in the running to play in Germany this upcoming season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks were the teams chosen for that game as part of the 2022 international slate of NFL games.
NFL’s full 2022 International Series:
🇬🇧 London: Vikings-Saints (Oct. 2)
🇬🇧 London: Giants-Packers (Oct. 9)
🇬🇧 London: Broncos-Jaguars (Oct. 30)
🇩🇪 Munich: Seahawks-Bucs (Nov. 13)
🇲🇽 Mexico City: 49ers-Cardinals (Nov. 21)
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 4, 2022
Despite not being selected for the 2022 game, the Chiefs will still play a game overseas within the “next two or three years,” according to Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said on April 29. But when exactly will the game take place?
Well, one Kansas City rookie might have accidentally shared that info while being interviewed recently.
Chiefs rookie fourth-round pick Joshua Williams spoke with NFL fullback Jakob Johnson’s cousin recently and shared that Kansas City will be playing a game in Germany in 2023.
“There will be next year,” Williams said in a Youtube clip that was also shared on Twitter on July 5. “And it’s going to be played in Germany.
🇩🇪🏈 Interesting! Kansas City Chiefs 4th round pick, CB Joshua Williams (whose pick was announced at the NFL Draft by Oliver Bierhoff), tells Jakob Johnson’s cousin Patrick in this youtube video that the Chiefs will play a NFL regular season game in Germany next year. pic.twitter.com/hgk6PAL4pd
— René Bugner (@RNBWCV) July 5, 2022
I’m not sure which city, but I’m excited. I’ve never been to Germany. I have family (who have) and they loved it there. They said it’s beautiful. I’m excited to go there and play a game.”