3 former Chiefs players who failed with their new team in 2023

The grass isn't always greener.

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Andrew Wylie

Andrew Wylie was a fun story. The Chiefs assigned him to their practice squad late in the 2017 season and in 2018, he was promoted to the active roster where he played in 16 games and made 10 starts at right guard. In 2019, he split time at the two guard spots, and by the time 2020 rolled around, we started to see him as an option for the right tackle job.

Wylie played exclusively at right tackle in 2021 and 2022 and by the time the 2022 season came to a close, it felt as though the Chiefs weren't going to be able to retain him. Reliable tackles are in high demand, and that's why it wasn't a shock when the Commanders signed Wylie to a three-year deal worth $24 million.

Now, saying that Wylie failed in DC might be a stretch, but the Commanders' offensive line was atrocious, surrendering 65 sacks on Sam Howell through 17 games. Wylie allowed nine sacks, tying him for the fourth-most allowed sacks during the 2023 season, according to PFF.

Jawaan Taylor had his moments in Kansas City but he allowed five sacks (and yes, had far more penalties). We're sure the money's good, but Wylie may wish that he had stayed in KC.