Kansas City Chiefs: Five most surprising players in 2020 season

Cornerback L'Jarius Sneed #38 of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Most Surprising Kansas City Chiefs – No. 4: Mike Remmers

Kansas City signed Mike Remmers last offseason to a one-year deal and it was one of those subtle moves that no one really fixated on all that much. Most assumed Remmers would be a swing option along the offensive line and hey — That’s exactly what he was!

Remmers appeared in 16 total games this season and didn’t really get to play much until Mitchell Schwartz went out with a back injury in Week 6. Once that happened, Remmers was asked to fill in at right tackle for what ended up being the rest of the season.

Once Eric Fisher was injured in the AFC Championship Game, Remmers slid over to left tackle and while we know the offensive line didn’t play well in Super Bowl, Remmers wasn’t the weakest link by any means. The Chiefs probably didn’t expect to have to use Remmers as much as they did this past season, but thankfully they brought him in because he played incredibly well considering the circumstances.

Most Surprising Kansas City Chiefs – No. 3: Tershawn Wharton

It’s not shocking when an undrafted free agent makes a splash with whichever team he winds up with. What is shocking is when an undrafted free agent from a smaller school makes a splash, but that’s exactly what we saw from Tershawn Wharton in 2020.

Wharton played his college ball at Missouri S&T, which is just shy of four hours from Kansas City. There was some hype surrounding the guy when the Chiefs brought him in simply due to his size and what he was able to do at Missouri S&T. Yes, it was a smaller school, but talent is talent.

Wharton appeared in all 16 regular-season games and started the Week 17 finale. Throughout the season, he totaled 27 tackles, four quarterback hits, and two sacks. These are not the kind of numbers Chiefs fans were expecting when Wharton was brought in, but the kid delivered.