Chiefs roster: 5 guys the Chiefs can’t live without

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Nov 9, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher (72) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 9, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher (72) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports /

Eric Fisher

Yeah I said Eric Fisher. I was debating whether or not to put him on this list since at times he has been down right poor at left tackle. Then the Chiefs gave him a four year extension on top of his already existing contract with 40 million guaranteed. (@RPatrickAllen breaks it down here) That extension makes Fisher irreplaceable to the Chiefs. Should he go down and miss significant time then the Chiefs will find themselves strapped for cash without the ability to go out and find a viable replacement.

We can point out, and many have, that Fisher has greatly improved of the past three years since the Chiefs took him number one overall in the 2013 draft. Overall the draft was poor at the top end and the Chiefs continue to find themselves looking better and better for pulling the trigger on the prospect. While he has shown that he can take on the big guys like Watt, Ware, and Mack he still falls into the traps of overextending his base and getting sucked into confusing stunts that lead to happy feet from Smith.

The Chiefs are banking on Fisher to take the next step from serviceable and sometimes great to consistently elite. Another year in the offense and facing top end talent across the AFC West should provide plenty of skill building experiences for Fisher in 2016 and make him worth the money he’s been given.

Behind Fisher the Chiefs have the experienced Jah Reid and possibly the versatile Zach Fulton. Directly behind Fisher currently is rookie Zach Sterup who played mostly right tackle at Nebraska and Curtis Feigt who spent last season on and off the practice squad. Gone are Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson and while they didn’t exactly wow fans and coaches, they did have experience in the NFL and the Chiefs won games with them in place. Should Fisher take a major blow then the Chiefs may not win games with who they have in place to back him up.

There is no telling who could step up for the Chiefs this season. No team makes it through an entire season of training camp completely unscathed and there still has to be a champion crowned at the end. Even if one of these players goes down the Chiefs may have that surprise guy on the roster that takes control and outplays his predecessor. Here’s to a healthy camp and a great season for Kansas City.

What do you think addicts? Any players we missed? Let us know in the comments below!