Corey Linsley, Center
Corey Linsley is an ascending player and the best option on this list. 2020 was his best season, in which he committed zero penalties and allowed only one sack in over 700 snaps. For his efforts he was named First Team All Pro.
I mentioned a teammate of his in another section on this list, but if the Chiefs can add a Green Bay offensive lineman or two to their unit I’d be thrilled. They were one of the best units in the league last season, and and that translated to consistent offensive production.
The offensive line is only as strong as its weakest link, but Linsley was nowhere near the weakest in 2020. His Pro Football Focus grade placed him second on the Packers line, only to two-time All Pro and four-time Pro Bowler David Bakhtiari. It’s a little bit of a surprise the Packers aren’t trying harder to keep him around next season.
Therein lies the conundrum. While the Chiefs would do well to upgrade at center, no disrespect to Austin Reiter, most expect Linsley to land a huge deal this offseason. This is probably the reason Green Bay can’t afford to keep him around.
While my personal opinion is more resources should be spent on the offensive line moving forward, there are a lot of priorities and maneuvering the front office will have to do this offseason. All things considered, signing Linsley is probably a stretch.