The Kansas City Chiefs are set to reward Mitchell Schwartz for his great work over the last few years with a one-year contract extension, per a report.
The Kansas City Chiefs are in the midst of taking care of a few of their own, financially speaking, as they figure out future contractual commitments to a few players, a list that includes defensive lineman Chris Jones and, eventually, starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes. For now, however, they’ve decided to reward All-Pro right tackle Mitchell Schwartz first with a reported one-year extension worth a reported $11.255 million.
Schwartz has been a revelation at the position ever since he first arrived in Kansas City as a major free agent signing from the Cleveland Browns. Schwartz originally signed with the Chiefs three years ago and was given a five-year deal to remain with the team. He’s been among the most underrated and underpaid linemen in the league during that stint given the level of his performance for the Chiefs and his reliability. While the Chiefs could have let Schwartz play out that deal, they’ve decided to reward him early by adding another year to their commitment to him.
Schwartz is the NFL’s leading iron man, a player who hasn’t missed a single snap in his NFL career. Schwartz took over the most consecutive snaps mark back in 2017 from his former teammate Joe Thomas, longtime left tackle for the Browns and a future Hall of Famer. Last December, it came into question whether or not Schwartz would continue his streak given the fact that Andy Reid, the team’s head coach, wanted to rest his starters. However, Schwartz was able to fight for his cause and kept the streak alive.
Just two weeks ago, our own Travis Steffen brought up the idea that Schwartz was in need of a closer look by the front office on a new deal. The terms of Schwartz’s deal have not yet been disclosed, but it’s likely quite a bit higher than his current cap hit of $8 million.