The K.C. Chiefs continue to build up the offensive front, this time with a familiar face as Mike Remmers is reportedly returning on a one-year deal, per Ian Rapoport.
The deal is no surprise given that the Chiefs were rumored to be interested in bringing him back for another season after relying on Remmers so much last year in the midst of injuries. The journeyman lineman was signed last spring to a one-year contract to help the Chiefs replace Cam Erving as a super-sub along the offensive line, but he ended up being so much more.
Remmers was installed as a starter at left guard when Kelechi Osemele went down in Week 5 against the Las Vegas Raiders with torn tendons in both knees. From there, Remmers was switched to right tackle the following week when right tackle Mitchell Schwartz was forced to leave the team’s win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 6. Remmers would remain at right tackle for the duration of the regular season and into the postseason until the Super Bowl when he switched sides for the final game of the year.
While Remmers final performance in place of an injured Eric Fisher, who was forced out with a torn Achilles, the reality is that he was a valuable, versatile lineman for the Chiefs for almost the full season. Bringing him back not only gives the Chiefs an option at right tackle but yet another player who can provide help at multiple positions.
For Remmers, the deal is worth up to $7 million with $3.5 million guaranteed, a substantial raise given that he played for just over $1.1 million a year ago. Remmers now re-joins a Chiefs line that has also brought in Kyle Long and Joe Thuney as incoming free agents.