KC Chiefs: Re-signing Eric Fisher as a placeholder isn’t a bad idea

The KC Chiefs need a left tackle after cutting Eric Fisher. Could a reunion eventually be in the works?

Parting ways with Eric Fisher made perfect sense for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was injured and due a lot of money that the Chiefs needed to have in order to bring in some other talent to help this team improve.

Since Fisher’s release, the Chiefs came close to signing premier left tackle Trent Williams, but otherwise, haven’t done anything to address the position. They could still look to bring in someone like Alejandro Villanueva or Russell Okung, but ultimately, the team should be addressing their left tackle spot in the draft.

A scenario that could happen is the Chiefs re-signing Fisher and using him as a placeholder until the future left tackle is ready to rock and roll. This is something that Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report mentioned in his top free agents predictions post. He had Fisher ending up back in Kansas City.

Without any top-tier options available on the open market comparable to Williams, the Chiefs should circle back to Fisher as a veteran placeholder at an open position.

The Chiefs’ interest in Fisher would likely hinge upon his recovery over the spring and early summer along with the team’s draft haul. If Kansas City isn’t confident in a rookie starter at left tackle, the eight-year veteran could become a short-term option.

Could the KC Chiefs end up re-signing Eric Fisher?

The Chiefs did re-sign Mike Remmers, who spent last season filling in all over the line throughout the season. He mostly played right tackle but shifted over to left tackle after Fisher went down. He could be the Chiefs’ game plan at left tackle and no disrespect to Remmers, but hopefully, that isn’t the case.

If Fisher was brought back and recovers well from his injury, the Chiefs could definitely still put him to work. He’d be someone who would fill in at the left tackle (or wherever the Chiefs see fit, but considering that’s been his position for nearly his entire career, it’d make the most sense) until the next option is ready to play.

Fisher was a solid player for this team for eight years and while he’s certainly not the future on the o-line, if his recovery goes according to plan and he is indeed healthy enough to play, maybe the Chiefs can work out a deal where the former No. 1 overall pick returns to Kansas City and plays one more year with the team who drafted him.