Andrew Wylie is another feel-good find for the Chiefs on the waiver wire as a former rookie free agent who somehow finds a home in K.C. and climbs the depth chart enough to land multiple starts.
Wylie originally entered the league in 2017 with the Indianapolis Colts as a undrafted free agent out of Eastern Michigan. He spent time with the Colts, Browns, and Chargers that rookie year without finding a real opportunity presented, and the Chiefs gave him an opportunity in his first full offseason to show what he could do. Wylie not only made the team, but filled in for Laurent Duvernay-Tardif after the right guard suffered a season-ending injury. In the process, Wylie won the Mack Lee Hill Award as the team’s best rookie.
Unfortunately that’s the height of Wylie’s story with the team thus far. Wylie was shifted to the left side after LDT’s return and provided the Chiefs with a full season of adequate play at left guard. but the team turned the page late in the season and relegated him back to the bench this season. Wylie is still a young versatile lineman who is most certainly valuable to the Chiefs, but it also seems odd that he was ever named the team’s rookie of the year.