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Kansas City Chiefs offensive line was very young once again

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The Kansas City Chiefs offensive line was not great last year but did seem to improve as the season went on (or at least the Chiefs offense as a whole was able to work with what they had better). Perhaps the reason for that is that the Chiefs line was so young last year.

Our pal Rich over at Pats Pulpit calculated the average age of each offensive line on a snap-weighted basis. The Chiefs came in at fifth overall, which is even a little younger than I thought they would be.

Ben Grubbs and Jah Reid are the only real veterans of the group now that Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson are hitting free agency, and we're not even sure of Grubbs' future. The Chiefs have Eric Fisher at tackle and he's been in the league for three years now with 43 starts in his career.

The others - Mitch Morse, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Zach Fulton - are all very young. The good thing is that they got in plenty of reps this year. That benefited the Chiefs as the season went on so you would hope that logic prevails and they continue to get better next year.

Check out the full list below via Pats Pulpit. Four playoff teams in the top 10.

Rk Team SWAge
1 Titans 25.2
2 Rams 25.2
3 Patriots 25.6
4 Seahawks 25.8
5 Chiefs 25.9
6 Lions 26.0
7 Washington 26.2
8 Giants 26.2
9 Cowboys 26.3
10 Dolphins 26.5
11 Colts 26.5
12 Packers 26.6
13 Chargers 26.7
14 Jaguars 26.8
15 Panthers 26.9
16 Ravens 27.2
17 Texans 27.2
18 Bears 27.3
19 Bills 27.5
20 Buccaneers 27.7
21 Vikings 27.7
22 Bengals 27.7
23 Raiders 28.1
24 Browns 28.2
25 Broncos 28.2
26 Falcons 28.2
27 Cardinals 28.3
28 Steelers 28.3
29 Saints 28.4
30 Eagles 28.5
31 49ers 28.6
32 Jets 29.2