We told you this morning that Schwartz was on his way to KC for a visit and was expected to sign. It looks like it didn’t take the team long to convince Schwartz to stay.
From the Chiefs’ release on Schwartz:
Schwartz (6-6, 340) has played in 45 games (19 starts) in four NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers (2009-11) and the Minnesota Vikings (2012). In his career, he has helped Carolina RBs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to become the first set of teammates in NFL history to each rush for more than 1,100 yards in the same season (2009) and also was a contributor as Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson gained 2,097 yards on the ground, falling just nine yards short of breaking RB Eric Dickerson’s NFL single season record of 2,105 yards.
The Pacific Palisades, Calif., native originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft choice (241st overall) of the Carolina Panthers in the 2008 NFL Draft. Schwartz attended the University of Oregon where he was a three-year starter at right tackle for the Ducks, appearing in 41 games (36 starts). He helped the Ducks lead the Pac-10 in rushing for two consecutive seasons. He prepped at Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles, Calif.
We don’t have any contract details on Schwartz yet but they are sure to follow shortly.
Schwartz very well could push for a starting spot, either at guard or right tackle. When he has seen the field, his play has been impressive, according to Pro Football Focus.
What do you think, Addicts? Are you happy with this signing?