It’s been five days since the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. As the dust has settled from the game it has become increasingly apparent that several players are in need of some extra recognition for their performances in the Super Bowl. They might not be the players getting the spotlight and glory at the moment, but their performances were just as important to the Chiefs’ bringing home their first Vince Lombardi trophy in 50 seasons.
RT Mitchell Schwartz
Is there any player on the Chiefs’ roster that is consistently underappreciated more than Mitchell Schwartz? I mean, the fans recognize his talent, but the national narrative seems to constantly ignore him. He’s missed six snaps in his entire career and he didn’t give up a single sack throughout the entire postseason. The guy is just an absolute technician in pass protection and pitched a shutout during the Super Bowl.
The only time you ever see him on the ground is when he’s finishing blocks and he absolutely did so during the Super Bowl. He took 49ers defenders for a ride when the Chiefs had to get some yards on the ground. Arik Armstead, Dee Ford, Fred Warner — it really didn’t matter what defender he was facing — the end result was always a win for Schwartz.