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3 Best Offseason Moves From the Chiefs

Three great moves by the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason.
Three great moves by the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason. / Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs will shoot for their third straight Super Bowl appearance in 2021 and look for their second Super Bowl in that span. To do that, the Chiefs have re-signed key players and brought in new contributors to fill out this roster.

Kansas City's defense needs some reinforcements, though a potential starter could come in the NFL Draft. Offensive line has been a clear position of focus this offseason.

Here are the three best offseason moves by Kansas City so far.

3. Signing Austin Blythe

The Chiefs added a veteran to their interior offensive line by signing former Los Angeles Rams center Austin Blythe to a one-year deal. Blythe qualifies as an upgrade when it comes to run-blocking at the center spot, as he ranked top-10 at the position last season, according to Pro Football Focus. Blythe started 48 games for the Rams over the past four seasons, and allowed just six sacks the past three seasons. He'll be a worthy replacement for Austin Reiter.

2. Re-Signing Mike Remmers

Versatile right tackle Mike Remmers signed one-year deal to stay in Kansas City this offseason. He started 10 games at RT in 2020 in his first season with the Chiefs. Remmers also played all offensive line positions, and gives the offensive line more strength and flexibility. Retaining him is a plus for this Super Bowl hopeful.

1. Signing Joe Thuney

The Chiefs shelled out big money for former Patriots guard Joe Thuney. He was a top offensive lineman in free agency, and the Chiefs nabbed him with a five-year, $80 million deal. The veteran guard is recognized as one of the best at his position, and rated No. 10 by PFF last season at guard. Thuney drew just three total penalties over the last two seasons, and he's started all 80 games in his career. He was the perfect signing to elevate this O-line around Patrick Mahomes.

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