KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have had to dig deep on the offensive line this season after players opted out and were injured.
Monday, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid confirmed left tackle Eric Fisher will not play in Super Bowl LV after going down in the fourth quarter of the AFC Championship game.
“He’s got a torn Achilles tendon and they’re observing now exactly how bad and what needs to be done here and how soon," Reid said.
The Chiefs have had to do some rearranging before, just not this close to the biggest game of the year, but Reid remains confident.
“Andy Heck does a great job of maneuvering people around and giving them opportunities to play all the positions and this is where Brett comes in. His thought of bringing Wis here, and then Wis is able to step in a guard and he’s experienced and he’s done that in all these different positions," Reid said.
The Chiefs have some options, veteran tackle Mike Remmers has filled in for right tackler Mitchell Schwartz most of the season but moved to Fisher's spot on the left side.
Right guard Andrew Wylie moved out to tackle and Stefen Wisniewski to right guard.
The Chiefs would like to see Schwartz back in time for the Super Bowl, but given Reid's comments, it doesn't seem likely.
“Listen, I can’t even tell you that, I don’t know how optimistic I am with that," Reid said.
With a lot of questions left to be answered, the Chiefs will have 11 days to work through it.