When the Kansas City Chiefs signed Mike Remmers, no one could have imagined how important that signing was going to end up being. In this article I want to give a shoutout to Mr. Versatile and take a look at how he performed as well as what his future holds.
Look, I understand Mike Remmers did a solid Cam Erving impersonation in the Chiefs loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl, but dude was a stud almost all season for the Chiefs, filling in all over the line with above average versatile play and I want to recognize it.
When he was brought into K.C., it was as an insurance policy—and boy did the Chiefs need that policy. After getting snaps at right guard, then right tackle, and then left tackle, Remmer’s versatility was desperately needed on an offensive line that was decimated by injuries. His play wasn’t elite but it was above average on a team where his experience and ability to get thrown into the fire and produce right away was paramount.
Remmer’s signing to start the season was an afterthought to a lot of folks, but his performance showed just how valuable having someone who can immediately step in at multiple positions is on a contending team.
Signing for just under $1.2 million, he earned every penny of that deal. The Chiefs are in a position where no one is sure when or if Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz will return, so looking into bringing Remmers back might be a real possibility. The hope is Lucas Niang will take one tackle spot if the veterans mentioned above aren’t ready, but having someone with experience might convince Kansas City to keep Remmers around.
Mike Remmers deserves a lot of credit for his role on the Chiefs this season.
The main issue of retaining Remmers will come down to money. The Chiefs need to protect Patrick Mahomes, and while you can’t put a price on that, the salary cap will force them to try. The Chiefs are currently over the cap based on projections, and bringing back a backup/occasional starter for a good chunk of change may be difficult considering teams could be vying for Remmers services after seeing him this season.
While I would love to see Remmers back in K.C. next season, we’ll have to wait and see if the Chiefs decide to go younger or grab some guys in the draft. At the end of the day, I just want Remmers to get credit for his performance this year and hopefully Chiefs fans are grateful.