You need players like Zach Fulton. The guy who can do multiple things, be a backup or a starter or play guard or center. Fulton is one of those players and as the Chiefs continue to get hit with offensive line injuries he has proved valuable.
Regular center Mitch Morse was out last week with a concussion so Fulton, who was a 16-game starter at right guard last year, stepped in and played center. And you know what? He did pretty good. Really good, actually.
"I thought he played a good game, I thought that was a heck of a game by him," Chiefs coach Reid said, via quotes from the Chiefs. "And we knock on wood when we talk about those missed snaps, you never want those. That's something, as a center, that you never want the quarterback to have to work for the ball. And he did a nice job with that."
The way a normal fan grades offensive linemen is this: Did I hear that offensive linemen's name during the broadcast? No? Then he probably had a pretty good game. By that measure, Fulton did well because I didn't think they missed a beat without Morse. Pro Football Focus agrees as they had Fulton as their highest-graded Chiefs linemen in that game, and credited him with zero QB sacks, hits or hurries.
Think of all the offensive line changes the Chiefs have had this season. The Chiefs don't have amazing top-end offensive line talent but their second or third best linemen isn't all that different from the seventh best linemen. Their o-line depth is consistent.