Two of the big free agent names Kansas City fans have been paying attention to are guards Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah. Some have suggested re-signing one of those two players should be the top priority for the Chiefs. Well, Asamoah is gone, so now the battle is for Schwartz.
And, it looks like the Chiefs may be losing that battle.
The Giants have scheduled a visit with free agent guard Geoff Schwartz, according to Adam Schefter. Rams also interested.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) March 11, 2014
Money is the key issue here. Generally competition in the free market for one of the top players available at a certain position means said player is going to get a lot of money. Kansas City has less than $10 million in space but they also have to save $4-5 million for the NFL draft. It is probably going to cost most, if not all, of the Chiefs’ remaining cap if they want to keep Schwartz.
We should probably go ahead and assume Schwartz is not going to be back with the Chiefs. This puts a lot of pressure on Andy Reid to develop a young guard to replace Schwartz. The good new here is that Reid has a history of developing good offensive lineman and finding right guards is much easier than finding left tackles.
Hearing the Giants will indeed sign G Geoff Schwartz. … RB Rashad Jennings may be imminent, too. His decision is coming soon.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) March 11, 2014