Chiefs’ Mitchell Schwartz Out For Super Bowl?

The Chiefs beat the Bills without the services of right tackle Mitchell Schwartz. Odds are, they’ll have to face the Buccaneers without him too. Head coach Andy Reid told reporters that he’s not “optimistic about” Schwartz’s chances of playing in the Super Bowl. (Twitter link via Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star). 

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Schwartz‘s iron-man streak was snapped at 134 games, thanks to an October back injury. The All-Pro blocker tackle has recovering since Week 6 and attempting to get back on the field. The 31-year-old, who has long been one of the NFL’s top right tackles, will likely wind up as a fan on Super Bowl Sunday.

Schwartz spent four years with the Browns before joining the Chiefs on a five-year, $33MM deal prior to the 2016 season. Then, in 2019, the Chiefs tacked on an additional year. He’s lived up to both contracts, though his back injury may impede him going forward.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs have also learned that they’ll be without left tackle Eric Fisher against the Bucs. After Fisher tore his Achilles against the Bills, the Chiefs placed Mike Remmers on the opposite side, kicked Andrew Wylie to the interior, and brought in swingman Stefen Wisniewski. That’ll be the likely arrangement on Feb. 7.

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  1. I Beg To Differ

    Chris Jones should be suspended for the superbowl.

    Should have been ejected for throwing a punch at Feliciano’s head.

    Not the first time Jones has punched a player either. Did so back in 2018. So he should be be suspended for the superbowl.

    • Doug Jones

      Did you happen to see the play before when the Bill’s lineman hit him in the ribs??? What about the cheap shots at the end of the game by the Bill’s. You lost. Better team won. Congratulations on a good season. Go Chiefs!!!

      • Ak185

        Look past your fandom. What Jones did was clearly against the rules. I don’t think that he should be suspended, but he should have been ejected.

        • Doug Jones

          so should of about 3 Bills players including the QB. like I said good game better team won.

        • Patrick N.

          Sorenson didn’t even get fined for a clear hit with his helmet, so don’t count on it. NFL loves the Chiefs

  2. hopper15

    JPP and Shaq Barrett should have a big game. KC’s offensive tackle situation is now a mess.

    • Ak185

      Agreed. Vea came back at the right time. I don’t see much chance for KC to run inside or outside, as their offensive line will have their hands absolutely full handling both interior and exterior pressure, plus the Bucs’ super athletic linebackers.

      • crosseyedlemon

        With QBs like Mahomes and Brady I wouldn’t expect to see much run offense in the game anyway. Team with possession during the games final drive probably wins.

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