Chiefs Sign All-Pro Tackle Mitchell Schwartz to 1-Year Extension

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 30: Mitchell Schwartz #71 of the Kansas City Chiefs congratulates teammate Patrick Mahomes #15 on his fiftieth touchdown pass of the season during the third quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium on December 30, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The Kansas City Chiefs are clearly trying to protect Patrick Mahomes at all costs as he enters his third season in the NFL. In order to do so, KC is ensuring its offensive line is content.

Chiefs have signed All-Pro offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz to a one-year contract extension, which will extend his current deal through 2021, according to Ian Rapoport.

Prior to the extension, Schwartz was signed through the 2020. He's slated to earn $6 million in both 2019 and 2020. The Chiefs tacked on an extra year to his deal, and he'll be earning $11.255 million, making him the league's second highest paid right tackle.

Schwartz has been a model of consistency during his NFL career, starting in every game from 2012 onward when he was drafted 37th overall by the Browns. He joined Kansas City in 2016.

He was one of the best offensive lineman in all of football last year. Pro Football Focus gave him a grade of 83.6, putting him as the fourth-highest rated offensive tackle in the league.

He's one of the many reasons the Chiefs had such a potent offensive attack in 2019. The 30-year-old lineman allowed just 23 total pressures on Patrick Mahomes all year long last year, including just two to the fearsome Denver Broncos front.

With Schwartz now locked up until 2021, the Chiefs can rest assured knowing Patrick Mahomes is being protected by some of the best in the league.