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.
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) February 12, 2014
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.