Free agent signee Mike Remmers told reporters in a conference call that he was “extremely excited” to join the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs introduced the newest member of their offensive line, Mike Remmers, to the media on Thursday in a conference call that allowed reporters to get to know the veteran addition.
Remmers signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs in late March to serve as versatile and valuable piece for the offensive front.
“When my agent called me and said we had an opportunity to play there, I jumped on it and I’m extremely excited to join the team,” said Remmers. “I’m excited to see what it is like in the meetings, in the locker room, on the field. I want to see what the chemistry is like in person. So I’m excited to get down there and see what it’s all about.”
Remmers is a journeyman who took some time to find his footing at the professional level, but that’s not an uncommon story, especially along the offensive line. Andrew Wylie had a similar path before the Chiefs gave him his first meaningful opportunity. For Remmers, he had early stops with the Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, and St. Louis Rams before he started his first NFL game—with the Carolina Panthers.
“I bounced around like a lot of guys,” said Remmers. “It takes a couple years to get an opportunity to play. Carolina was my opprtunity and I just tried to do the most to take advantage of that. Thankfully all went well and I’m continuing to still play.
“When I got released my rookie year at Denver, i kind of thought it was over at that moment,” he continued. “I was like, ‘All right, what do I do now?’ I got a shot to be on the practice squad at Tampa, which I thought was huge for me to develop my skills and strength. That practice squad year was very important for me and my growth.”
Remmers comes with Super Bowl experience, albeit on the losing end, when Cam Newton and the Panthers faced the Broncos in SB50. He knows the dedication and focus it takes to get there and also to attempt a repeat run the following season.
“It is so hard to win and be successful year after year. I’m sure everyone there understands that and realizes that just because you won the Super Bowl last year, teams aren’t just goin to give you the win. You’re gonna have to win every single week again. It’s the same mentality they had last year.”
While Remmers says he’s ready to dive into things as soon as the NFL opens up Arrowhead and other facilities around the league, he’s staying in shape as best he can while the coronavirus quarantine remains in place.
“Every single team is dealing with this right now,” said Remmers. “That’s the situation everyone’s gotta deal with. I know personally, I’m training extremely hard right now and I’m doing everything I can to make sure that I’m ready for whenever this whole things starts up, so that I’ll be good to go.”
When asked about playing with Patrick Mahomes, Remmers said he’s excited to meet him in person and that he’s marveled at his highlight reels over the last two years.
“You just watch his highlights every week and you’re like, ‘What the heck? He did that this week?’ Then it’s, ‘He did that the next week?’ Every week he’s doing something crazier than the next,” said Remmers with a laugh.
“I know he’s a heckuva player. He moves really well and he flings the ball like crazy. He’s a heck of an athlete. I’m just extremely excited to meet him in person and see what he’s like in the locker room and huddle just to see how he operates out there. I mean, it’s been great watching it and I’m excited to be playing with him.”