Chuma Edoga

American football player (born 1997)
American football player
Chuma Edoga
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Edoga with the Jets in 2021
No. 71 – Dallas Cowboys
Personal information
Born: (1997-05-25) May 25, 1997 (age 26)
Powder Springs, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school:McEachern
(Powder Springs, Georgia)
College:USC (2015–2018)
NFL draft:2019 / Round: 3 / Pick: 92
Career history
  • New York Jets (2019–2021)
  • Atlanta Falcons (2022)
  • Dallas Cowboys (2023–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Games played:43
Games started:19
Player stats at · PFR

Chuma Edoga (born May 25, 1997) is an American football offensive guard for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC and was drafted by the New York Jets in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[1]

Early years

Edoga attended McEachern High School. He was a starter at left tackle. As a junior, he received All-State Class 6A and Student Sports Junior All-American honors.

As a senior, he received All-State Class 6A, USA Today All-Georgia, Parade All-American, Prep Star All-American Dream Team and Max Preps All-American honors.

College career

Edoga accepted a football scholarship from the University of Southern California. As a true freshman, he appeared in 13 contests with 2 starts at right tackle. He didn't play against Stanford University and in the Pac-12 Championship Game. He had wrist surgery after the season.

As a sophomore, he appeared in 9 games and started in the last 2 contests of the season at left tackle. He didn't play against Stanford University, the University of Utah and the University of California.

As a junior, he started 12 games at right tackle. He didn't play against Oregon State University and the University of Utah.

As a senior, he started 10 games at right tackle. He missed 2 contests due to injury, against the University of California and UCLA.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3+12 in
(1.92 m)
308 lb
(140 kg)
34+34 in
(0.88 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
5.19 s 1.78 s 4.53 s 7.47 s 24.5 in
(0.62 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
21 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[2][3]

New York Jets

Edoga was selected by the New York Jets in the third round (92nd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[4] He started eight games, that included five at right tackle and three at left tackle. He suffered a knee injury in Week 12 against the Oakland Raiders. He was placed on injured reserve on December 17, 2019.[5]

In 2020, he was passed on the depth chart by George Fant. He appeared in 11 games with 4 starts. He started 2 games at right tackle and the other 2 at left tackle.

In 2021, he entered the season as a backup and lost the starting right tackle competition to Morgan Moses. He dressed but did not play in 4 of the first 5 games of the season. On November 13, he was placed on injured reserve.[6] He was activated on December 18.[7] He returned to play in the last 2 games of the season.

In 2022, he was passed on the depth chart by rookie Max Mitchell. On August 30, Edoga was waived by the Jets.[8]

Atlanta Falcons

On August 31, 2022, Edoga was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Falcons.[9] He was moved to offensive guard. He was declared inactive for 11 games and played in 2 contests with one start at left guard. He suffered a knee injury that kept him out of 4 straight games. On December 31, he was placed on injured reserve list.[10]

Dallas Cowboys

On March 21, 2023, Edoga signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a potential replacement for Connor McGovern who left in free agency.[11] He hyperextended his right knee causing a bone bruise during training camp and did not play in any of the preseason games. On August 29, he was released in a planned transaction.[12] On August 30, he was re-signed after the Cowboys made additional roster moves.[13] He appeared in all 17 regular-season games, starting six contests at left tackle in place of an injured Tyron Smith, and 2 contests at left guard in place of an injured Tyron Smith. He was the team's reserve swing offensive tackle for most of the season. He struggled in Week 16 against the Miami Dolphins, while playing against defensive end Bradley Chubb.

On April 3, 2024, Edoga re-signed with the Cowboys on a one-year contract.[14]

Personal life

Edoga is of Nigerian descent.[15]


  1. ^ "Chuma Edoga to Jets in third round of the NFL Draft after trading up with Vikings".
  2. ^ "Chuma Edoga Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Retrieved March 17, 2020.
  3. ^ "2019 NFL Draft Scout Chuma Edoga College Football Profile". Retrieved April 7, 2023.
  4. ^ Lange, Randy (April 26, 2019). "Jets Trade Up One Spot, Tab USC Tackle Chuma Edoga in Rd. 3".
  5. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (December 17, 2019). "Jets Place OT Chuma Edoga, WR Jeff Smith on Injured Reserve".
  6. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (November 13, 2021). "Jets Activate P Braden Mann, OL Conor McDermott; Place OL Chuma Edoga on IR".
  7. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (December 18, 2021). "Jets Activate RB Michael Carter, TE Tyler Kroft, DE Bryce Huff and OL Chuma Edoga Off Injured Reserve".
  8. ^ Lange, Randy; Greenberg, Ethan (August 30, 2022). "Final Cuts: Jets Move 27 Players to Trim Roster to NFL's 53-Man Limit".
  9. ^ "Falcons place players on injured reserve, re-sign others". September 1, 2022.
  10. ^ Bair, Scott (December 31, 2022). "Falcons make flurry of roster moves heading into Week 17 contest vs. Cardinals".
  11. ^ "Cowboys Add O-Line Depth With Chuma Edoga". March 21, 2023. Retrieved March 21, 2023.
  12. ^ Harris, Nick (August 29, 2023). "Cowboys announce 36 roster moves ahead of regular season". Retrieved August 30, 2023.
  13. ^ Walker, Patrick (August 30, 2023). "Cowboys move two to IR, reveal 2023 practice squad". Retrieved August 30, 2023.
  14. ^ Walker, Patrik (April 3, 2024). "Edoga, Cowboys agree to terms on deal for 2024". Retrieved April 4, 2024.
  15. ^ Stypulkoski, Matt (April 26, 2019). "NFL Draft 2019: Scouting reports on Chuma Edoga, Jets' 2nd pick of Round 3; 'A starter's skill set'". Retrieved June 12, 2019.

External links

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