"3. Geoff Schwartz - to KC: 1-year, $1.2m
2012 Grade: +5.8
2012 Snaps: 160
Summary: We called for Schwartz to receive more playing time all season as he was stuck in a one-sided platoon with guard Brandon Fusco. Schwartz played at least 10 snaps in eight different games, though 36 was his season high and he rarely saw the field for more than a short cameo. Fusco, on the other hand, started all 16 games while posting a -11.9 overall grade including a -13.6 in pass protection. Schwartz outplayed him in all facets — he surrendered only four pressures on his 84 pass blocks, while posting a +5.1 grade on his 75 snaps as a run blocker.
Schwartz will now have a chance to find full-time work as he heads to free agency. He has more than just this season’s small sample size to work off, as his last starting gig was in 2010 when he graded at +19.3 at both right guard and right tackle for the Carolina Panthers. It’s a safe bet that Schwartz will be on the field for more than 160 snaps in 2013."
Not sayin' PFF is the end all be all but the numbers don't lie...just sayin'. I lobbied for us to sign Schwartz at the beginning of free agency. Hopefully he becomes a cap casualty with KC being pretty strong on the OL or he can be picked up in a trade. He'd definitely be an upgrade over Bell and at worst could provide depth at both tackle and guard.