The Kansas City Chiefs selected Colquitt in the third round (99th pick overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft, and he has played for the Chiefs since 2005. In 2010, he was voted the Ed Block Courage Award. In the 2012 season, he had a punting average of 46.8, the highest he has ever had in a season. From 2005 to 2012, Colquitt had 657 career punts with a 44.7 yard average. On March 5, 2013, Colquitt signed a 5-year contract worth $18.75 million, $8.9 of which is guaranteed, making him the NFL's highest paid punter.