The KC Chiefs simply don’t value big-ticket linemen the way some fans and media believe they should.
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I mentioned this earlier, but it bears repeating. It’s important to keep in mind that until the Super Bowl, no one talked about the Chiefs’ offensive line as an issue. Yes, depth would be an issue this offseason, but, if history is to show us anything, don’t expect the Chiefs to overreact to the Super Bowl performance.
Eric Fisher is the only first-round pick of the Andy Reid era on the offensive line and Mitchell Schwartz is the only free agent to sign a big,multi-year deal.
Also, it has not been since Rodney Hudson in 2011 (No. 55 overall) that the Chiefs used an early-round pick on an interior lineman. Many will point to Mitch Morse, drafted in round two of 2015, but while he was drafted to replace Hudson at center, Morse actually played left tackle at Missouri. Simply put, investing heavily in the offensive line isn’t what the Chiefs have done.
I fully expect the Chiefs to re-sign some of their depth, possibly bring in additional depth via free agency and use a couple of draft picks as developmental prospects that could possibly become starters in either 2022 or 2023.
That being said, I would be stunned if the Chiefs overreacted to the Super Bowl performance and went crazy along the offensive line. It’s just not historically what they have done.