Things are getting interesting along the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line.
Entering free agency, the guard position was seen as a position of need after the troubles they had there last year. The Chiefs addressed that by signing free agent Paul Fanaika and trading for Ben Grubbs. So now the team has Grubbs, a two-time Pro Bowler, and Fanaika, who has a three-year, $8.1 million contract. That feels like two players who could easily start at the guard position. In addition to that, the Chiefs have Zach Fulton, a 2014 draft pick who started 16 games last season. He's young enough and showed enough promise that he figures into the future of the offensive line competition somehow. There are also the younger guys such as Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Ricky Henry who might figure in, too.
Then there's Jeff Allen. He was injured last year which was part of the reason the Chiefs guard play struggled. After it was announced Donald Stephenson would be suspended, Allen was briefly moved to right tackle.
So that has me thinking: Could Jeff Allen be moving to right tackle?
The Chiefs right tackle position is a bit of an unknown right now. Ryan Harris played there last season but he's a free agent. Donald Stephenson seems like an option but for whatever reason the Chiefs hardly played him last season. Jeff Allen to right tackle actually makes some sense. While he's been mostly a guard in the league, he played tackle in college. And the Chiefs did give him time at right tackle last year before his season-ending injury.
Let me also throw this one out there: Center. I do believe Allen had a few reps at center in the first summer that Andy Reid and John Dorsey arrived. I don't think you can rule anything out yet.
New regimes often like their own guys but Allen is too talented and this line needs too much help to think they would part ways (my anger level would be a 9/10 if they did).
I ask again: If Jeff Allen moving to right tackle?