Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp Preview: Offensive Line

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Kansas City Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
Kansas City Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp Preview

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif – Right Guard

I have to admit that I was wrong on Laurent (Larry) Duvernay-Tardif. When the Kansas City Chiefs drafted him, I didn’t think he had much of a chance. That continued early on in his career as I saw some clear struggles. When he started putting things together, I still wasn’t sold because he was still pursuing his medical degree. I’ve been wrong a lot about Tardif so far.

With a new contract this offseason, it appears that Larry Tardif is set to stay with the Chiefs for the long haul. That’s good news as he has clearly improved a lot as an offensive lineman. Tardif has shown that he has the athleticism necessary to be a stable piece in the KC offensive front.

Larry Tardif still hasn’t shown the pure strength necessary to move the pile in short-yardage situation. However, he is absolutely phenomenal when asked to pull and get out in front of a play. He has also developed a clear cohesion with his line mates, Mitchell Schwartz and Mitch Morse. That’s an important factor in playing offensive line.

The Chiefs do have some other options at right guard in Zach Fulton and Jah Reid. So it is possible that we might see some change ups to the starting guard spot in certain camp sessions. However, it’s hard to see Larry Tardif not getting the starting job this year.


Again, there really isn’t a whole lot to discuss when it comes to who is starting here. The Kansas City Chiefs have their starting left guard in Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. I don’t see any way that someone takes that job away from him.