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Former Chiefs All-Pro Gives Thoughts On New Offense

A Former Chiefs All-Pro joined NFL Network’s Good Morning Football to discuss the 2022 offense. He gives his thoughts on where the offense should stand next season.

Former Chiefs tackle, Mitchell Schwartz, announced his retirement from the NFL last week in a tweet. Schwartz, a second-round pick by the Browns in the 2012 NFL Draft, retires following a successful nine-year career. He earned four all-pro nominations, including a first-team all-pro selection in 2018 for Kansas City.

The culminating moment of Schwartz’s career was his Super Bowl victory with the Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. That season, he was a vital member of the offense in protecting Patrick Mahomes as arguably the best right tackle in the NFL. Schwartz, unfortunately, suffered a back injury the next season, in 2020. He missed the first game of his career in Week 7 of the 2020 season and would not play another game in his career.

Schwartz was released by the team following the 2020 season. Despite a relatively short stint in Kansas City compared to some others — he played just four and a half seasons for the Chiefs — he left the team as one of the most respected offensive lineman in franchise history. Following his retirement announcement, Schwartz took to Good Morning Football to discuss the shape of the offense without Tyreek Hill.

Former Chiefs Tackle, Mitchell Schwartz, Discusses New Offense

On Good Morning Football Wednesday, Schwartz discussed what the entire NFL is asking ahead of the 2022 season: Will Kansas City remain a dominant offensive force without their elite wide receiver, Tyreek Hill? Before discussing the impact on the offense, Schwartz spoke about how logical the trade was for the Chiefs.

“The more I thought about it, it kind of made sense,” Schwartz said. “Especially when you have a quarterback who’s going to have a cap number of $40, $50 million here soon.” He also points to the Chris Jones, Joe Thuney, and Frank Clark cap numbers as reasons he can understand the driving force behind trading Tyreek Hill.

“Is one receiver going to change the dynamic of the offense that incredibly?” he continues. According to Schwartz, it makes entire sense not to pay a top market dollar for a wideout who is getting to the wrong side of 30 years old and is certain to slow down over the next couple of seasons. None of this reasoning is new for Chiefs fans and most would surely be in agreement.

Will the Chiefs' offense remain dominant without Tyreek Hill? 🐆 Former KC lineman @MitchSchwartz71 shares his thoughts… — Good Morning Football (@gmfb) July 20, 2022

Schwartz continued to talk about the renewed team’s wide receiver room and the change in size for the group. The offseason has seen a new type of receiver join the offense, in Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Juju Smith-Schuster. The targets are bigger and create a bigger “catch radius” for Patrick Mahomes.

“I think it’ll be a more well-rounded offense,” Schwartz concludes. “This is why [Andy Reid] is the mastermind that he is. They wouldn’t have traded him if they thought there would be any sort of drop-off.” Schwartz seems convinced that the Chiefs’ offense will be just fine next season. Perhaps it will be even better and more well-rounded.

Schwartz, who has found a home in Kansas City, has echoed exactly what the fans in town have said all offseason. The Chiefs and their offense are going to be just fine. If the NFL thinks otherwise, they’re in for a rude awakening.

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