When you think of the term 'difference-maker' in regards to an NFL team, do you think of the center on the offensive line?
Don't worry, most people would say 'no' too.
Most people would not realize how much a center is responsible for on the field other than snapping the ball and pointing to a couple of people on the defense.
Shanahan went in depth to describe some potential scenarios in which one move by the center can change the outcome of an entire play.
I asked Kyle Shanahan why center is such an important position in his offense (which in turn made Weston Richburg such a priority).— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) March 15, 2018
I thought his response was interesting: pic.twitter.com/BHazAXV8fv
When players that aren't seen as impact-players get recognition for the difference they make in a game, it makes you feel good.
Hopefully Richburg doesn't go down with an injury, because then Shanahan may not feel as great about his decision.