Aug 9, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Geoff Schwartz (74) against the New Orleans Saints during a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Chiefs 17-13. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Rumors: Geoff Schwartz Received "Heavy Interest At the Combine"


The NFL Scouting Combine is not just a place for general managers and coaches to scout incoming rookie talent but also a place for higher ups to schmooze with agents of prospective free agents. While no free agent can sign until March 11, there are backdoor ways for teams to talk about future free agents without tampering. From what it sounds like, Geoff Schwartz name was pretty popular in Indianapolis.

From Draft Insider:

I’m told Branden Albert may not be the only veteran offensive lineman out the door in Kansas City.  The way it looks now back-up Geoff Schwartz, who received heavy interest at the combine, will likely sign elsewhere.

This doesn’t mean Schwartz is gone, not by any stretch of the imagination. However, if several teams are interested and Schwartz price increases it will make re-signing him a lot tougher for the Chiefs. Considering Jon Asamoah is also a free agent, Kansas City may choose to sign the cheaper of the two and move on.

Pro Football Focus currently has Schwartz and Asamoah as the top two guards available in free agency. Arrowhead Pride had a good write-up on Rishaw Johnson as a potential replacement for both Schwartz and Asamoah if both leave via free agency, but would not seem like an optimal situation for the Chiefs. Expect to hear more about the potential fates of both guards next week as we get closer to the opening of free agency.

 

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  • chief dawson

    Not good….Out of the pending FA’s I was really hoping he would be resigned and wouldn’t break the bank. He could be the answer at swing tackle too. Still think chiefs should make signing him a priority, asuming he doesnt want anywhere close to Albert money

    • http://gplus.to/Tarkus Tarkus

      He couldn’t be the answer at swing tackle, because he wants to be a starter, and he’s not going to have any problems finding a starting gig.

      • Troy Utt

        Agreed Schwartz is best suited & excel’s at the guard position, but in the event something happened I’m sure in the interest of the team he would slide over… I believe KC needs to make resigning Schwartz at the very least a priority, if we are to have any hope of continued success on offense!

  • Bigtexjayhawk

    I dont think losing 3 starting OL is what Dorsey and Reid have in mind for this next season. With QB being the most important position it will be imperative we keep him alive and healthy. If we lose one maybe bring Kush in to C and move Hudson to G. I dont see us not signing both of them. With our schedule getting tougher we will need that unit to perform at a high level.

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    I really wish Dorsey had moved earlier to lock up Schwartz. Perhaps he did and was rebuffed. I just don’t know. Ben is right, this might drive up the cost of him.

  • jimfromkcj

    This stuff is what infuriates me. I still believe Carr would never have left if the chiefs had offered him a decent contract before his first contract was up. He had been playing for chump change sense being drafted while Flowers was getting payed well. And I think Albert would be under contract if he had been offered an extension for a decent amount before his contract was up. Now we have Schwartz who outplayed the guys he backed up for the Vikings and they only offered him a one year deal and they seem to be dithering around. Do they really think that anyone wants to play in Kansas City with our record for a hometown discount. How in hell does the Chiefs manage to hire morons and pass them off as geniuses.

    • berttheclock

      Baloney, as usual. Carr’s agent smelled the money in FAcy and knew he could gain far more by leaving. Jerry Jones opened the vault for him and, now, the fans in Dallas are howling because due to his so-so performance, they all realize he is vastly over paid. Your comments concerning Dorsey are just that, baloney. Are you really just Herm’s the Man from the Star?

      • jimfromkcj

        Bert, You have as much right to your opinion as I do.The difference is that my opinion has some history to it and your’s is kool aid tinted.

    • berttheclock

      You do not give Number One money to two of your corner backs. Carr wanted Number One money and Jerry Jones, foolishly, did just that. My view of what Dorsey has accomplished in this turn around does not stem for drinking of Jim Jones’ brand of Kool-Aid. Dorsey has made some of the best moves the Chiefs have seen since the days of Klosterman, who was the Architect of the SB win for KC.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Schwartz’s posture this offseason has made him coming back seem unreasonable. He’s given two interviews where he seemed really insistent about getting long-term security and a secure starting role. If he does defect, Dorsey will probably re-sign Asamoah. There are some quality replacements out there though. Lem Jeanpierre and John Jerry are scheduled to hit the open market.

    • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

      I would not touch John Jerry with a 50 foot pole. First of all, he isn’t all that talented. Secondly, he was one of the ringleaders in abusing Jonathan Martin.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        We’d have to cut half of this roster for ‘saying bad things’ to other players.

        • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

          Jerry was one of the ringleaders in Martins’ abuse.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            Yes, but his involvement paled in comparison to what Incognito did. Jerry’s behavior is essentially player hazing gone a bit too far.

      • jimfromkcj

        I never liked Martin when he was drafted and I like big linemen. He played like a wuss and had no fire in his belly. Guys who play hard and tough like Incognito and Jerry would not have much use for someone who is like Martin. That is why you don’t hear much support for Martin from the dolphin squad. Jerry was a road grader type player who was drafted into a system that didn’t play to his strengths. He would be just fine in a power blocking system that Big Red likes to use.

        • berttheclock

          Had Ireland not been cheap in trying to outfox Dorsey, Martin would have remained at right tackle and this would have not raised its ugly head. By moving him to LT, it exposed his weakness. BTW, Harbaugh, when, at Stanford, never had any problems with his so-called lightweight play. So, Ireland really started the ball rolling downhill and Philbin did nothing to stop the mess.

    • berttheclock

      Hey, Stacy, head over to the Philadelphia Inquirer/Eagles and read their offensive line report. Interesting how they break down their high number of sacks allowed by such categories as “O-lineman physically beaten, QB’s fault, Miscommunication/misreads, Coverage Sacks (No one could get open) and other such as a faulty snap. Puts things into perspective on why Peters was just extended for over $53 M and Kelce had his contract extended, as well.

      One of those main problems was the miscommication/misreads of a new system, new coaching and players introducing themselves to one another. BTW, look at the problems Lane Johnson had trying to adjust to the NFL. Reminds me of Eric Fisher.

    • berttheclock

      Can’t Jeanpierre play center, as well?