Originally Posted by Az_Chiefsfan
Brandon Albert is a top 5 LT in the NFL. Why this idea to move him to guard has lingered is beyond me.
Brandon Albert was
a top 10 LT in the NFL (top 5 is overstating it, IMO).
However, we do have to deal with the very real concern that his back may/may not be a lingering problem. More O-linemen have been felled by back issues than any other injury. These are huge men that are putting a lot of strain on those disks and once the back starts to go, it tends to get worse quickly.
Geno Smith is absolutely still your guy, but be careful with deciding we have LT locked up for the next 5-6 years.
Albert's probably a guy you should tag and not extend long-term, to be honest. We need to see if he can come back next season and put those back issues behind him.
Bowe, OTOH, is durable as hell and has already played under the tag once. He should get the long-term deal and Albert should get the tag.