3 Chiefs Who Need To Be Benched in the Playoffs

Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught just 21 of 42 targets this season
Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught just 21 of 42 targets this season / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Wanya Morris - OT

For the record, I believe Morris is going to be a productive tackle and a good starter for years to come. However, Khalil Mack showed the limitations a rookie left tackle presents in Week 18 against the Chargers, routinely beating Morris and putting pressure on Blaine Gabbert.

Given the fierce pass rushers the Chiefs will face in the playoffs, I'd feel more comfortable with a veteran getting those snaps. That being said, if Donovan Smith can't go due to his lingering injury, Morris may have to play regardless.

The third-round pick suffered an injury himself in Week 18 and didn't finish the game, so it's possible he'll be out either way.

If both Morris and Smith are healthy, I'd prefer to go with Smith even though he's been underwhelming this year. If they both can't go? The Chiefs will be perilously thin on the offensive line with terrible weather conditions expected.

The Dolphins are banged up defensively, so I'm not overly worried about Morris in the Wild Card round. But if the Chiefs advance deeper and face better defenses, I'll be concerned.