Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs guard Geoff Schwartz (74) and Indianapolis Colts safety LaRon Landry argue after a Chiefs first quarter touchdown during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Geoff Schwartz: "I'm Not...Versatility. I'm...Starting"

For the last couple of days, news has been pretty slim in regards to the Kansas City Chiefs and the free agent situation, but it’s starting to heat up. As AA co-editor Ben Nielsen reported earlier, 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City tweeted out that Branden Albert would not be returning to the team for the 2014 season and would be allowed to head into free agency. That begins to solidify the picture of the Chiefs offensive line with guard Jeff Allen and tackles Donald Stephenson and Eric Fisher under contract. However, a big question mark has been hovering around what the Chiefs would do with guard Geoff Schwartz. Perhaps, he just cleared it all up.


Many believe bringing Schwartz back to Kansas City to be the starting guard is now a priority for general manager John Dorsey. Schwartz was brought in last season on a one year deal after playing with the Minnesota Vikings in 2012 and blocking the way for Adrian Peterson to win the league MVP award. Rumors swirlled around the fact that he was “promised” the starting left guard position during OTA’s and training camp, only to lose out to Allen.

However, when right guard Jon Asamoah — who is also a free agent on March 11 — was injured in 2013, Schwartz stepped in and never looked back.

Does his tweet mean there’s a deal in the works? Is he just being optimistic? Time will tell, but damn this is fun.

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  • Chuck Burrell

    There you go, Geoff!! Let em know

    • Justin R Groth

      Just playing devils advocate and don’t really think Schwartz diva….But… He could be just being demanding basically saying he wont come out of his room and play unless they let him start and get him a bowl of ice cream. :)

      • Lyle Graversen

        I follow Schwartz on Twitter and he seems like a great guy, really funny. He seems more like the working joe than a diva to me. I think all athletes have a little ego/chip on their shoulder, but I’m not worried about his attitude at all. SIgn him ASAP.

        • Stacy D. Smith

          He made a similar comment a month or so ago. He wants stability. This could just be Schwartz clarifying his terms.

        • Justin R Groth

          Lyle I agree Schwartz seems down to earth but had… Bailey… Stephenson… Albert if he were returning that is… said something like that diva would have been mentioned… so i mentioned it so Schwartz could feel part of the family

  • Justin R Groth

    or maybe he is saying he won’t come back unless he starts?

    • Chuck Burrell

      I think he’s foreshadowing what’s to come this season, whether it’s in kc or elsewhere

  • Chris Tarrants

    It could just be him stating the point that he won’t sign a deal that has him anything other than a starter, do this or I walk kinda thing

  • KCMikeG

    I think they have told him he’s starting and are working out his deal.

    • sidibeke

      I agree. And frankly, I love the chip on his shoulder. Get ‘em, Geoff.

  • Troy Utt

    Regardless, we all know Schwartz is starting material… He put in his time last year as a back-up to prove his worth, & IMO he got his point across

  • e_racer

    I seriously hope they are going to get this done. Schwartz should be a priority for this team. He wants a multiple year contract, but there will be other options. I believe the best option is for him stay in KC, and help build a cohesive team for the next four to five seasons. The ball is in the Chief’s court. Get it done!

  • Lyle Graversen

    Here’s my hope. They started out playing Allen and Asamoah. It became clear that Schwartz was better than both of them. Instead of replacing Allen (the worst of the two) they replaced Asamoah. My theory is that since Allen is still under contract they wanted to continue to develop him. If they let both Schwartz and Asamoah walk then they have nobody to start at that guard spot and I don’t think they’ll want to do that. The fact that Schwartz played over Asamoah says to me that there’s no way they’ll sign Asamoah. I agree with others that have said that they think Schwartz is working on a deal and KC has made it clear that they want him as their starter.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    I think that’s just what he’s demanding. He made a similar comment right after the playoff loss. This is going to get interesting. Both players who logged starts at right guard are slated to become free agents. I get the feeling only one of them is coming back.