Questions Surrounding KC Chiefs Offensive Line – No. 4: Who plays center?
This isn’t necessarily the biggest issue but is definitely something to follow. The organization has never really prioritized the center position, and I don’t expect the Chiefs to sign back Austin Reiter. So what does the organization do at the position?
Current starting left guard Nick Allegretti played center at Illinois. Practice squad member Darryl Williams played a lot of both guard and center at Mississippi State. Do the Chiefs draft, someone, at some point, to play the position? This is something they should strongly consider doing.
Since Andy Reid came to Kansas City, the Chiefs have not used high picks on players that did not play tackle in college, including former center Mitch Morse who played left tackle at Missouri and spent time at center during his Chiefs years.
The Chiefs should bring back Fisher and Schwartz, though you may see some salary or transferred to help lower their 2021 cap number. Allegretti and Williams will compete to play center for the team next season and Rankin will take over the swing tackle spot.
Expect the Chiefs to use at least one and perhaps multiple 2021 draft picks on offensive line depth. However they do it, I expect the Chiefs offensive line to continue to be undersold and continue to help the offense put up points and victories.