It’s interesting to note that in the mix of Remmers’ injury and Niang’s playing time, the Chiefs have also saved some starter’s reps for Andrew Wylie outside.
Wylie has been a revelation for the Chiefs the last few years as an interior starter who has rewarded the team’s coaches for their trust each and every time. While he’s not earning Pro Bowl nods along the line, he has provided much better play up front than most fans realize and he’s proven durable and versatile at a time when the Chiefs line has suffered around him with injuries and inconsistency.
This year, Wylie was coming into camp as part of the right guard competition, but Trey Smith’s imposing presence might have kicked Wylie outside at tackle instead. There’s a bit of experience here for Wylie but it’s not his most comfortable spot. Then again, all Wylie has ever done in K.C. is absorb whatever Andy Heck has taught him and applied it on the field in a meaningful way.
This is not the most obvious option, but it’s interesting to me that the Chiefs are even flirting with Wylie outside from time to time.