When you have the best quarterback in the NFL, along with the best group of pass-catchers in the league, having an offensive line is key in allowing plays to successfully develop. You can always rely on Mitchell Schwartz to do his job as an offensive lineman.
From 2017 through 2019, Schwartz allowed just five sacks and committed only 12 penalties, according to Stats. He did not surrender a sack this past year.
Schwartz has played even better in the playoffs. According to Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus, Schwartz allowed only two hurries in 140 pass-blocking snaps in three games during the playoffs. Keep in mind, Schwartz went up against J.J. Watt and Arik Armstead in the playoffs.
PFF tabbed Schwartz as the best offensive lineman in the NFL in 2018. Schwartz allowed just 21 quarterback pressures on 687 pass-blocking snaps during a year where the Chiefs had the third highest scoring output in NFL history.
In addition to being consistent with his level of play, Schwartz has always been consistent with his availability. It took seven-and-a-half years for Schwartz to miss a snap. It came in Week 10 against the Titans as Schwartz’s streak of 7,894 consecutive snaps came to an end.
Although Schwartz has earned four All-Pro honors, he’s never been voted in to the Pro Bowl. Arguably, the most underrated Chief outside of Kansas City, Schwartz is deserving of his high placement on this list.