No. 6: The Kansas City Chiefs are rebuilding their offensive line with some new parts and pieces, but it already looks to be pretty good
There weren’t a ton of things wrong with the way the Kansas City Chiefs had assembled their team as they made a run to the Super Bowl in 2020, but the offensive line was a relative weak point for the Chiefs, especially down the stretch and in the Super Bowl.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were able to get plenty of pressure on Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City’s biggest game of the season and that is one reason (along with several others) as to why the Chiefs didn’t come out on top.
The 2021 edition of Kansas City’s offensive line should (hopefully) be improved over the 2020 version.
The Chiefs made the decision to move on from Eric Fisher and and Mitchell Schwartz back in early March and then brought in Joe Thuney, Orlando Brown Jr., and Austin Blythe. That group of guys, along with some talented offensive linemen who were picked up in the draft over the past couple of years, could really help the Kansas City Chiefs rebuild their offensive line.
According to the experts over at Pro Football Focus, some significant improvements has already been made. Last season, the Kansas City Chiefs had the 11th best offensive line in the National Football League.
That’s not bad, but it could certainly be better.
According to PFF, heading into this season, Kansas City currently has the seventh best offensive line in the NFL.
Now, a pretty sizable caveat should always be considered with a situation like this as a team brings in a bunch of new faces. The Chiefs new offensive line will have to figure out what it’s like to play together. If Kansas City’s new line can’t mesh very smoothly, then it doesn’t really matter how talented these guys are.
So, there’s work to be done, but things are trending up a bit on the offensive line. And that’s good.