Most Perplexing Kansas City Chiefs Offseason Questions

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Dec 7, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Chiefs 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

3. How To Fix The Offensive Line

What a mess this is.

We know for sure Mike McGlynn is gone. He has to be or else I will jump off the Kauffman Performing Arts Center.

Jeff Allen will be back but how effective will he be and what position will he play? He wasn’t a particularly great left guard but he was sure as hell better than McGlynn. He started this season as the team’s right tackle and there’s a chance the Chiefs may do that again in 2015 depending on how the draft unfolds.

Zach Fulton got better as the season went along and in the grand scheme of things he played pretty well for a sixth round rookie. I’d imagine he’d get another shot at the right guard position again but KC could upgrade there and I wouldn’t be upset.

Rodney Hudson is a free agent and there isn’t much of anything available to the Chiefs at center after him. Eric Kush  is technically on the roster but the Chiefs don’t seem that enamored with him. Otherwise why not give him a shot a guard when it was clear the Chiefs had nothing there all season? If Dorsey cannot re-sign Hudson then the Chiefs are in a lot of trouble.

Then there is Eric Fisher, the much maligned first overall pick from the 2013 draft. 2015 is going to be a massive year for him and his career. To the best of our knowledge he will not need to offseason surgeries as he did last offseason and he will not be on a diet program to try and add 30 pounds to his frame. These are both positive things.

The key thing for Fisher is to get stronger and get better with his footwork. These are both fixable things and things he’ll actually have time to work on over the next eight months. There will be no more excuses for him in 2015 as he’ll be at his natural left tackle position for the second straight season, will have a full healthy offseason to get stronger and work on weaknesses, and will get to participate in minicamp and training camp for the first time since his rookie year.

Big, big eight months for Fisher coming up.

If I had to put money on who the Chiefs will draft in the first round this year, I’d put it on an offensive lineman. There are too many holes to fill just through free agency and that unit destroyed just about everything the Chiefs tried to do on offense in the second half of the season. The talent at offensive line has to take a huge leap forward or else the offense is going to be in a lot of trouble yet again.