Offensive lineman Mike Remmers was a low-key signing when he inked a deal with Kansas City in March of 2020. The plan was to replace swing tackle Cameron Erving with the former undrafted free agent. Little did he know that months down the road, he would be starting at left tackle for the Chiefs in the Super Bowl. Remmers has plenty of playoff experience, as he will be making his tenth career playoff start this Sunday, but in his first Super Bowl.
His versatility has proven to be a boon for the Chiefs, who will start Remmers at his fourth(!) different position on the offensive line in 2020. It’s true. He started at right guard in Week 3 at Baltimore. Then, after the team lost opposite starter Kelechi Osemele in Week 4, Remmers spent the following week preparing to play at left guard, where he began the game. He wasn’t there long. The Chiefs were forced to move Remmers to right tackle early against Buffalo after starting tackle Mitchell Schwartz left the the game (little did we know then that that would be the last time we would see Schwartz this season).
Since then, Remmers has been a staple on the right side, even pushing through a lingering back injury. But now he must move over to left tackle in place of the most tenured Kansas City Chief, Pro Bowler Eric Fisher, who suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the AFC Championship Game. Remmers will have his hands full with the Tampa Bay pass rush, but he’s no slouch in pass protection. Remmers has yet to allow a sack in a Chiefs uniform, per Pro Football Focus.