The Kansas City Chiefs owned the NFL’s No. 1 rushing offense in 2010 thanks in large part to the veterans that anchored the line: Brian Waters, Casey Wiegmann and Ryan Lilja. A source close to Wiegmann told Williamson there is a 50-50 chance he will retire this offseason.
The source said Wiegmann expects to inform the Chiefs by the draft of his future plans.
Wiegmann will turn 38 in July.
A former Kansas City standout from 2001-07, Wiegmann re-signed with the Chiefs last year after he was released by the Denver Broncos. Wiegmann beat out Rudy Niswanger for the starting job. Wiegmann extended his consecutive snap streak, which began in 2001, to beyond 10,000 in 2010.
That he is on the fence at all is a surprise to me. Even at Wiegmann’s age, at no point did I think he would consider hanging it up after how good he was this season. This is a young man’s game, but I would trust Wiegmann right now more than most centers 10 years his junior.
With Rudy Niswanger able to step in right away if Wiegmann retire, center can still reside low on the Chiefs needs entering the draft. Scott Pioli certainly will want to sure up right tackle before moving inside where at the very least he has a stopgap.