Mitchell Schwartz left the week six game versus Buffalo due to a bad back injury that he now has surgery on. Despite coming off an injury, Mitchell Schwartz is still an excellent tackle nonetheless. Mitchell Schwartz is a former all-pro tackle who can still provide for many NFL teams in this league. Here are the four teams I have listed for who he’d provide great help.
The Colts have recently acquired quarterback Carson Wentz via trade, so what do you do when you have a new quarterback? You protect him, and that was made hard to do with left tackle Anthony Castonzo retiring. There were some rumors that guard Quenton Nelson would move to tackle, but now with an all-pro tackle hitting the market, it wouldn’t make sense.
The Colts lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Bills with Philip Rivers at quarterback, newly retired. The Colts feel as though their time is now with them being young and well built, so adding an all-pro veteran at a position you need makes a lot of sense.
New York Jets
It is an excellent chance that the Jets go with BYU quarterback Zach Wilson with the number two selection. Despite not making the pro bowl, although he led fan voting, left tackle Mekhi Becton played a stellar season.
Standing at six foot seven inches and 364 pounds, Becton is a monster, and a transition to right tackle wouldn’t affect his game much. If the Jets are all in on a new quarterback, they will need to protect him at all cost, especially for an all-pro.
Trevor Lawrence will be the first selection in the upcoming draft to the Jaguars, so they will have to protect him. The Jaguars have already shown that they want to protect him by placing their franchise tag on offensive linemen Cam Robinson.
The last thing the Jaguars would want is to have an Andrew Luck situation coming as to how he was a fantastic prospect and quarterback but had to retire early due to the number of hits he was taking. Quarterbacks aren’t easy to find, so when you have an almost guaranteed franchise quarterback in the palm of your hands, you do whatever it takes to support him.
Las Angeles Chargers
Being Drafted with the sixth overall selection in the 2020 NFL draft, Justin Herbert has been nothing but fantastic at the quarterback position. Breaking records such as the passing touchdown rookie record and most completions for a rookie. Not to mention becoming offensive rookie of the year. So the Chargers have got their guy what now? They are restructuring the offensive line with releasing guard Trai Turner.
The last thing you want to have is your quarterback running for his life, such as Mahomes did in the Superbowl. The only well-known linemen the Chargers currently have on the roster is Bryan Bulaga, and he is 31 years old. The Chargers aren’t getting any younger at offensive line, so picking up Mitchell Schwartz would bring a smile to Justin Herbert’s face.