Four Chiefs who could join Eric Bieniemy with Washington Commanders
By Matt Conner
The Chiefs are going to make sure they put together a solid sales package to retain Wylie once again, but the Chiefs also aren’t going to break the bank here for a player who has earned a much bigger payday than anything he’s received from Clark Hunt so far in his career.
Wylie has been maybe the single greatest sustained bargain, year after year, for the Chiefs since he first signed with the team as a journeyman guard back in 2018. While trying to find a spot with the Colts, Chargers, and Browns, Wylie finally found a home in K.C. as a versatile lineman capable of holding things together at a moment’s notice at multiple positions.
If anything, Wylie has been a sort of o-line super glue for the last five years, playing in 71 total games and starting 59 of them for around $6 million total in that span of time. While no one should feel pity for anyone raking in literal millions, that total is also a pittance in NFL terms and Wylie could come close to matching that amount for the 2023 season alone after he filled in at right tackle for the team’s Super Bowl run.
What does this mean for Eric Bieniemy? The Commanders’ offensive line has serious needs including starting-caliber guards and Wylie’s presence would solidify things at one position while providing security at several more. He would also come with a proven rapport with Bieniemy and a knowledge of what he wants to do. Having veterans around who can translate early for Bieniemy could prove to be very important, meaning Wylie could really help the Commanders in more ways than most.