KC Chiefs could find offensive line depth in free agency
By Matt Conner
The Chiefs have already reportedly scheduled a meeting to talk to Wisniewski’s reps about a return next season and it’s here that one starter could come via free agency, albeit one of their own returning.
Left guard has been an interesting position ever since Andy Reid first arrived on the scene. While Eric Fisher has served as a pillar at tackle since 2013, the carousel next to him has produced one new starter after another and this season produced yet another rotation that moved Andrew Wylie out of the starter’s role for the sake of Wisniewski, a savvy midseason signing.
Check out this quick list: Jeff Allen, Mike McGlynn, Ben Grubbs, Zach Fulton, Bryan Witzmann, Cam Erving, Andrew Wylie, Stefen Wisniewski. These are your starting left guards since Andy Reid arrived.
Now Wisniewski is scheduled to be a free agent in two weeks, which makes any scheduled talks all the more important before other teams could come calling in hopes of adding a versatile veteran performer to their offensive line. Wisniewski now comes with Super Bowl experience with two teams (Eagles, 2017), so maybe there’s more money to be made away from K.C.
If the Chiefs can stomach the price tag, and it shouldn’t be outrageous, Wisnewski would be a smart bet to bring back. He’s an upgrade at guard with the versatility and experience to serve as a savvy piece even if the offseason yields better options at that specific spot down the road.