Andy Reid Comments on Heated Chiefs Position Battle

Andy Reid has been impressed this summer with Wanya Morris and Kingsley Suamataia
Andy Reid has been impressed this summer with Wanya Morris and Kingsley Suamataia / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The battle between 2023 third-round pick Wanya Morris and 2024 second-rounder Kingsley Suamataia for starting left tackle is one of the biggest storylines left as the Chiefs start preparations for training camp in late July.

While some are calling for Kansas City to acquire a veteran left tackle, the Chiefs appear content to move forward with the two youngsters.

Andy Reid recently commented on the ongoing battle, noting that both players have "done a nice job" so far throughout OTAs and mandatory minicamp.

Andy Reid Comments on Wanya Morris vs. Kingsley Suamataia Battle

Reid continued, "[I] like the production we’ve seen from both of them. Both of them are young guys. So, we’ll just see how it all finishes up through camp. It’s good competition. We’re going to end up playing the five best guys and we’ll go from there. We’ll just see how it all plays out.”

Four slots on the Chiefs' offensive line are already set with Joe Thuney, Creed Humphrey, Trey Smith, and Jawaan Taylor's positions set in stone. Left tackle is the only question, and it's arguably the most important spot on the entire line.

Morris started four games last year when Donovan Smith went down with an injury, though he's facing a misdemeanor marijuana charge and the Chiefs' selection of Kingsley Suamataia implies they wanted an upgrade.

My belief is that the organization wants Suamataia to win the starting job to maximize his rookie contract and reach his ceiling faster. Whether or not he earns it over Morris remains to be seen, but I think we'll see Suamataia start at some point this season.

For now, the two players are determined to prove they're the best fit in training camp. Left tackle is one of the few positions that we don't already know the starter, so all eyes will be on Morris and Suamataia come July 21.

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