Andrew Wylie
No. 77 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1994-08-19) August 19, 1994 (age 26)
Hemlock, Michigan
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:309 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school:Midland (Midland, Michigan)
College:Eastern Michigan
Undrafted:2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Games played:41
Games started:35
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Andrew Wylie (born September 19, 1994) is an American football offensive guard for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Eastern Michigan University.

College career

Over the course of four seasons, Wylie made 44 starts for the Eastern Michigan Eagles. He was named third team All-MAC his senior season.[1]

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts

Wylie signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 15, 2017. He was released during final cuts on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the Colts' practice squad two days later. He was released by the Colts on September 26, 2017.[2]

Cleveland Browns

Wylie was then signed to the Cleveland Browns practice squad on October 9, 2017 but was released on December 15.[2]

Los Angeles Chargers

Wylie was signed to the Los Angeles Chargers practice squad on December 19, 2017 but was released eight days later.[2]

Kansas City Chiefs

Wylie signed with the Kansas City Chiefs the next day and was promoted to the active roster on January 8, 2018.[2] He made his NFL debut on September 9, 2018 in the season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers.[3] Wylie made his first career start on October 21, 2018 against the Cincinnati Bengals.[4] Wylie played in all 16 games during the regular season and started the final ten games of the season after Laurent Duvernay-Tardif went down with a season-ending injury. At the end of the season the Chiefs gave Wylie the 2018 Mack Lee Hill Award as the team's best first-year player.[5]

Wylie started 11 games for the Chiefs in 2019, missing five games due to injury.[6] Wylie suffered a high ankle sprain that caused him to miss the final two games of the regular season and all of the Chiefs' playoff games, including the team's win in Super Bowl LIV over the San Francisco 49ers.[7]

Wylie signed a one-year exclusive-rights free agent contract with the Chiefs on April 20, 2020.[8] He started 14 games at right guard during the regular season.[9] He missed the third game of the season due to a severe stomach illness and was rested for the final game of the regular season.[10] Wylie started the Chiefs' first two games of the postseason at right guard, but was shifted to right tackle for Kansas City's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV after starting tackle Eric Fisher tore his achilles in the AFC Championship Game.[11]

The Chiefs placed a restricted free agent tender on Wylie on March 17, 2021.[12] He signed the one-year contract on May 11.[9]

References

  1. ^ Fishbain, Kevin (April 20, 2017). "PFW's NFL Draft 'late risers': Eastern Michigan OL Andrew Wylie". Pro Football Weekly. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Andrew Wylie". Chiefs.com. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers – September 9th, 2018 – Snap counts". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  4. ^ McDowell, Sam (October 21, 2018). "The Chiefs deliver several first-half messages to Bengals tough guy Vontaze Burfict". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  5. ^ Goldman, Charles (January 5, 2018). "Chiefs announce Derrick Thomas MVP, Mack Lee Hill award winners". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  6. ^ Wickliffe, Greg (February 3, 2020). "Andrew Wylie joins small list of Eastern Michigan Super Bowl champions". MLive.com. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  7. ^ Brooks, Art (February 3, 2020). "Midland 'very excited' for EMU's Andrew Wylie, Super Bowl champ". The Detroit News. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  8. ^ Goldman, Charles (April 20, 2020). "Chiefs ERFA's Andrew Wylie, Deon Yelder sign contract tenders". USAToday.com. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  9. ^ a b Simmons, Myles (May 11, 2021). "Andrew Wylie signs restricted free agent tender". NBCSports.com. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  10. ^ Teicher, Adam (September 28, 2020). "Starting right guard Andrew Wylie inactive for Kansas City Chiefs with stomach illness". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  11. ^ Trapasso, Chris (February 2, 2021). "Chiefs starting two backup offensive tackles in Super Bowl LV: The skinny on Mike Remmers and Andrew Wylie". CBS Sports. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  12. ^ Williams, Charean (March 17, 2021). "Darious Williams only one of 26 RFAs in NFL to receive first-round tender". NBCSports.com. Retrieved March 17, 2021.