Kansas City Chiefs guard Geoff Schwartz (74) during the first half of the game at Arrowhead Stadium. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Rumors: Geoff Schwartz unlikely to stay?

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.

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  • jeffromac23

    Geoff Schwartz is one of the players we really need to resign he played great when given a chance and should be a starter on our offensive line next season.

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      I agree with you wholeheartedly and I think Schwartz is noticeably better than Asamoah. However, the Chiefs decision will probably ultimately come down to cost and, as Stacy noted below, Asamoah will probably be cheaper. And even though he isn’t better than Schwartz, he’s a quality starter in his own right and looks like the better option financially.

      • arnie

        I’m cool with this, there may be an open spot is San Diego.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    We’ll just re-sign Asamoah. He’s the better pass protector anyway. Will probably come cheaper as well.

    • Hawthorne

      I like Schwartz better, but as long as we only have to draft one OL I’ll be happy.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Schwartz is better overall. Asamoah just has the more valuable asset to Reid’s offense. Sucks he won’t be back. That’ll make re-signing “Big” Jon a priority (which probably gives him a little leverage in negotiations).

  • Stan Colbert

    I have read Assamoah didn’t adjust well to Reid’s system. Why? Athletism? Pass blocking? Injury? Previous years felt he secondbest lineman. If both return any chance Assamoah replace Allen at Guard? Is Rishaw a serious replacement candidate for right Guard?