Kansas City Chiefs: Unsung heroes en route to Super Bowl LIV victory

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Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz (71) (Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champs and it feels good! While many will praise the efforts of Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and others, what about some of the lesser known guys who did their part in getting this team a title?

After a Super Bowl victory on Sunday, a lot of the attention has gone (and rightfully so) to Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Tyrann Mathieu, and Damien Williams, but those guys couldn’t win the Super Bowl all on their own. Football truly is a team sport and there have been several members of the Kansas City Chiefs who haven’t gotten the praise they deserve.

These are players who might not have made jaw dropping plays or won the game for the team, but without their efforts, the journey to a Super Bowl title would have been much more difficult.

So, let’s start the list with a guy who has been one of the best free agent signings in Kansas City Chiefs history.


The Chiefs struck gold when they signed Mitchell Schwartz in 2016. Since that time, Schwartz has started every single game and only missed a few snaps this year, which is just insane to think about when you take into account how physically demanding it is to play along the offensive line.

Offensive linemen in general are unsung heroes because you only notice what they’re doing until they screw up and that’s why Schwartz is seldom mentioned in games. He does as good a job as anybody at right tackle and per Sam Monson (tweet below), Schwartz allowed just two hurries throughout the Chiefs’ three playoff games.

Like Monson said, the Chiefs are a pass first offense and even more so when they were trailing by double digits. That makes Schwartz’s work at right tackle that much more impressive and like I mentioned above, he will go down as one of the best free agent signings in Chiefs history.

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