Oh Bryan Witzmann, we just can’t quit you. It seems funny that a 30-year-old journeyman who has never caught on anywhere else can do so well in the eyes of the Kansas City Chiefs front office and coaching staff. But that’s good news for him as he continues to earn opportunities in K.C.
Witzmann most recently signed a reserve/futures deal for 2021, which means he will be on the extended 90-man roster for the Chiefs this spring once the new league year begins. However, we first met Witzmann back in 2016 when the Chiefs were hoping that Ehinger was the answer. Witzmann has a mammoth frame at 6’7, 320 lbs. and he certainly looks the part of a real player along the line. Unfortunately he;’s just never been able to put it all together.
Witzmann entered the league as a rookie free agent out of South Dakota State with the Houston Texans in 2014. Before joining the Chiefs, he also earned opportunities with the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys but he never played a single official snap until joining the Chiefs two years after his debut. During his rookie year, he appeared in 11 games in K.C., but it wasn’t until the 2017 season that he really grabbed onto the left guard spot.
Witzmann would start 13 games at left guard in 2017, but his hold on the role wouldn’t last long. That’s because the Chiefs finally found their man the following year by training for a former first round pick.