The K.C. Chiefs shed a couple tackles on Thursday from the roster with the release of both Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz, but it turns out they’re interested in retaining one of their own help tide them over as they overhaul the offensive front. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network has word that the Chiefs want to bring back Mike Remmers for another season after he was such a versatile asset last season.
Remmers signed with the Chiefs last spring on a one-year deal that provided them some security in the face of injuries at various spots along the line. What no one could have known was just how much the Chiefs would rely on that insurance policy in a single season as Remmers was a plug-and-play starter at three different spots along the line for the majority of the season.
Remmers was first installed as a starter at left guard when Kelechi Osemele went down in Week 5 in a loss to the Las Vegas Raiders with torn tendons in both of his knees suffered on a non-contact play. From there, Remmers was switched over to right tackle the following week when Mitchell Schwartz was forced to exit the game with back pain. Remmers would remain outside at right tackle for the duration of the season and the majority of the postseason as the team’s longtime right tackle never recovered from the back injury that plagued him,.
The K.C. Chiefs are interested in bringing back Mike Remmers.
The Chiefs then kicked Remmers outside at left tackle for the biggest game of the year in order to make up for the loss of Eric Fisher to an Achilles injury suffered in the AFC Championship game against the Buffalo Bills.
Last year the Chiefs were able to bring in Remmers as an inexpensive versatile backup but it’s hard to tell whether or not they would get that same deal now that Remmers has shown his versatility for a contender through the rigors of such a long season. Given the state of o-line play in general, it wouldn’t surprise anyone to see Remmers get more money for a single year or even convince one of 32 NFL teams to add a second year onto a deal for a bit more security.
It will be interesting to see if Remmers wants to come back to K.C. and how that might affect his decision, but it’s clear a reunion could be in the works to bring back a valuable member of the offensive front. If Brett Veach can make that happen, it would certainly help bridge the team’s efforts to get younger up front and deal with the potential inexperience and learning curve moving forward in 2021.