NFL Rumors: Chiefs LT Eric Fisher to Miss Super Bowl With Torn Achilles


The Chiefs will play Super Bowl LV without Pro Bowl left tackle Eric Fisher, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport reports Fisher suffered a torn Achilles during Kansas City's 38–24 win over the Bills in the AFC Championship.

Fisher was injured in the fourth quarter and after the game coach Andy Reid told reporters, "It doesn't look too good."

The Chiefs will face the Buccaneers in the Super Bowl without either of their starting tackles considering right tackle Mitchell Schwartz has been out for several months with a back injury. 

Mike Remmers had been starting in Schwartz's place, but the team moved him to left tackle after Fisher exited Sunday's game. Kansas City shifted Andrew Wylie from right guard to right tackle, while Stefan Wisniewski took over at guard. 

The Chiefs selected Fisher with the top pick in the 2013 NFL draft, and he was a key member of their Super Bowl-winning team last season.

Kansas City will face the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7 looking to repeat as champions. The last team to win back-to-back championships were the Patriots, who won Super Bowl XXXVIII and XXXIX following the 2003 and 2004 seasons, respectively.

Check out the latest news and rumors around the NFL:

  • The Steelers promoted quarterbacks coach Matt Canada to offensive coordinator. (Team announcement)
  • The Texans are setting up second interviews with Bills DC Leslie Frazier and Ravens assistant head coach David Culley for their head coaching job. (Tom Pelissero, NFL Network)
  • The Colts have agreed to terms with QB coach Marcus Brady as their new offensive coordinator. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
  • Duce Staley is joining the Lions' coaching staff as assistant head coach/running backs coach. (Tom Pelissero, NFL Network)
  • Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown is expected to return from his knee injury for the Super Bowl. Brown missed the NFC championship game after suffering the injury in the divisional round. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
  • Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes will meet with a surgeon in the offseason to look at his turf toe. Mahomes was diagnosed with the injury prior to the AFC championship game, and he is expected to be fine for the Super Bowl. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
  • The Eagles have agreed to terms with former Chargers OC Shane Steichen as their new offensive coordinator. (Ian Rapoport, NFL Network)
  • Broncos DBs coach Renaldo Hill will be Brandon Staley's defensive coordinator with the Chargers. (Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler, ESPN)
  • The Texans' head-coaching hire is not expected to change Deshaun Watson's thinking about wanting a trade. (Chris Mortensen, ESPN)
  • Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley broke his fibula in Week 16 and played through it until Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. (Sal Capaccio, WGR 550)