By David Thomas
Now we’re on to perhaps the most underrated position of any team in the NFL, the offensive line.
For most of the last 18 years the Kansas City Chiefs have always been known as a team with a solid offensive line. From the days Will Shields, Willie Rolf, and Brian Waters to the present with players like Mitchell Schwartz, Mitch Morse, and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif—the Canadian and soon to be doctor.
The other guys on the line this season were Eric Fisher, Zach Fulton, and Bryan Witzmann. Fulton originally started the season as a backup for starting center Mitch Morse. However, Morse suffered a foot injury that kept him out from weeks 3-7 and 15-18 (including playoffs).
So now with the introductions out of the way. Lets get into the nitty gritty of this season in review for the offensive line.
Starting in 2016, right guard Duvernay-Tardif has surpassed all expectations and earned himself a 5-year contract extension that made him one of the highest paid guards in the NFL at the time of signing. Tardif finished that season ranked 9th in pass blocking efficiency by PFF, allowing just 18 total pressures all season. So expectations were...