Kansas City Chiefs offense tackle Mitchell Schwartz is one tough cookie. In his four-plus seasons in the NFL, not only has he not missed a game, but he also hasn’t even missed a snap during his career.
And he’s not ready to let that change this week.
There was a great deal of speculation surrounding Schwartz’s ability to play this week because the veteran tackle was forced to miss practice all week with a sprained ankle. Jah Reid was expected to start in his place because he has plenty of past experience starting at right tackle.
In a surprising turn of events though, Schwartz appears like he will play this week against the Indianapolis Colts. Chiefs beat writer Adam Teicher is reporting that the offensive lineman will play today despite the sore ankle.
For the Chiefs, Schwartz will certainly be a welcome sight in the starting lineup.
The Chiefs signed Schwartz this past offseason after spending the first four years of his career with the Cleveland Browns. Despite having never made a Pro Bowl, he immediately became one of the best members of their offensive line and has been their anchor ever since.
Although the news on their starting tackle appears to be good, the same cannot be said for running back Jamal Charles. He’s been declared out for the contest after his surgically repaired knee began to flair up this past week.