Geoff Schwartz was reportedly supposed to visit the Kansas City Chiefs along with several others this offseason, but it’s clear he didn’t need to visit after all. While the Chiefs need for offensive line help went down considerably with the signing of Eric Winston to man the right tackle position, Schwartz has now found a new home with the Minnesota Vikings, per Matt Miller reporting on Twitter.
Schwartz was one of the better offensive linemen available in free agency at this point, and he still would have served the Chiefs needs quite well given his ability to play at guard and tackle. That sort of versatility generally plays well with Scott Pioli’s choices for roster additions. That said, the Vikings made a nice move here getting him to help protect Christian Ponder.
The Vikes had Anthony Herrera and Phil Loadholt on the right side last season, so it’s not quite clear how things will shake out when all is said and done. Schwartz will likely start somewhere depending on who else the Vikings add along the way. If Matt Kalil joins the team, then the line will definitely have taken major leaps forward.