The Kansas City Chiefs biggest need this offseason is at the wide receiver position, and they could also use a high-impact free safety to start next to talented SS Eric Berry. But the offensive line looks like a bigger priority for the Chiefs than safety, because there is a possibility that they will lose two quality offensive linemen this offseason. Star left tackle Branden Albert is pretty much as good as gone, and smart money has the Arizona Cardinals spending big money to land him as a massive upgrade at left tackle. The Chiefs also have to worry about impending free agent guards Jon Asamoah and Geoff Schwartz, who are both quality starters in this league. Schwartz may be a backup, but I’m confident that the criminally underrated guard is a better player than Asamoah and deserves to start for the Chiefs or some other team. If he hits the open market, then I’m sure he will finally get the recognition he deserves.
Draft insider Tony Pauline reported yesterday that “it looks” like Schwartz “will likely” sign with another team this offseason, and it would be a tough blow for the Chiefs to lose him. He’s a very solid starter at guard due to his quality pass pro and excellent run blocking, and the vet also has the ability to play at tackle.
The Chiefs will likely be forced to re-sign either Asamoah or Schwartz, and it is highly unlikely for them to be able to re-sign Albert. That said, it is certainly possible that they will be able to keep both Asamoah and Schwartz around, so we’ll have to see how things shake out for the Chiefs on the offensive line.