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LA Chargers: Ranking the offensive lines in the AFC West

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1. Kansas City Chiefs

The offensive line was a serious problem for the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. Injured beyond repair, Patrick Mahomes was running for his life and it was ultimately the reason why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are Super Bowl Champions.

The Chiefs did what every great team should do (and what Charger fans were hoping they wouldn't do) and went to work on the offensive line with some bold changes. They brought in big names, released players a year earlier than people expected and now they have a bonafide top-10 offensive line in the league.

The one time when the Chiefs' offense finally shows a hole they patch it up and arguably make it better. Sigh.

The LA Chargers signed the best center on the market in Corey Linsley, who was the second-best offensive lineman on the market behind Joe Thuney. Thuney, of course, signed with the Chiefs.

Kansas City also pulled off a big trade for Orlando Brown, who is a Pro Bowl-caliber left tackle that will protect Patrick Mahomes' blindside. We cannot pretend like Brown isn't a good tackle after vying for the Chargers to trade for him.

Mike Remmers is a decent right tackle and the team has Austin Blythe, Kyle Long, Laurent Duvernay-Tariff and Creed Humphrey to fight for the final two offensive line jobs.

Whichever assortment of those four turns out to be the best will be good for the Chiefs. Humphrey is particularly frustrating to see in Kansas City as he was a somewhat big draft prospect that fell to them at the end of the second round.

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It does suck as a Charger fan to see the Chiefs rebuild the offensive line so easily but at least the LA Chargers finally have an offensive line that fans can be proud of.

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