By Charles Goldman
The Kansas City Chiefs were in a bind.
They’d lost three offensive lineman in the span of just a few games during the middle of the 2018 season. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif fractured his leg, Jordan Devey tore his pectoral muscle and Mitch Morse suffered a bad concussion. They called on a waiver wire addition, Austin Reiter, to become their starting center from Week 7 through Week 11.
Reiter answered the call, helping the Chiefs to a 3-1 record during that span. Most teams would be dead in the water after suffering that many injuries to their interior offensive line. Yet the Chiefs still managed to play at a high level with Reiter anchoring the offensive line.
“I don’t know what letter grade I would give myself, but I think in some situations I think I did well,” Reiter said of his 2018 season following mandatory minicamp. “There’s obviously things I can always work on. That’s what keeps a pro at this level, is not being comfortable and always finding stuff to work on. I think, like I’ve told myself before when I got into this league, I know I’m a capable player and I know I can play at this...