The Chiefs have been rolling through opponents despite working with Andrew Wylie at right tackle, who is likely RT4 after Lucas Niang, Mike Remmers, and Kyle Long. Despite that level of vulnerability up front along the offensive line, Wylie has put up a good effort at a position he’s not normally tasked with holding down, but no one wants to see this play out longer than necessary.
With the bye week, the Chiefs will likely come out in Week 13 with a different answer outside than Wylie, which is good news for all parties involved. Credit Wylie for doing the job and giving the Chiefs some flexibility there, but he’s much better served inside where he’s an underrated and reliable answer at either guard position. However, the Chiefs are also going to breathe easier if they see someone for whom the instincts and skill set are sharper outside.
Since he’s on injured reserve, Remmers is not the likely answer there for another week or so, but Lucas Niang was never placed on IR despite missing a few games with a rib injury, which means he might be in line for a return following the bye week. The same could also be said of Kyle Long whose practice window is wide open. Whether Niang makes his return or Long makes his debut, the Chiefs should be a bit better at right tackle down the stretch with more security to come.