KANSAS CITY, Mo. — According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Kansas City Chiefs and center Austin Blythe have agreed to a one-year deal.
Blythe is the latest in a string of moves Kansas City has made to bolster the offensive line. Since they released starting tackles Mitchell Schwartz and Eric Fisher, the Chiefs have signed guards Joe Thuney and Kyle Long, re-signed tackled Mike Remmers, and tendered Andrew Wylie.
Pro Football Focus gave Blythe a 70.3 PFF grade in 2020.
Blythe was drafted in 2016 by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round out of the University of Iowa.
After only playing in eight games his rookie year, Blythe was waived by the Colts and picked up by the Los Angeles Rams.
He played guard in his first three years in Los Angeles and became a full-time starter in 2018.
In 2020, he was flagged for only one offensive penalty the entire season.
At Iowa, he helped the Hawkeyes to a 12-0 season and a spot in the Big Ten Championship and 2016 Rose Bowl.
He was a finalist for the Rimington Award, awarded to the top center in the nation.