Chiefs sign Mitchell Schwartz to one-year extension

Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz (71) plays in an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) - The Kansas City Chiefs locked up arguably their best offensive lineman for a little longer on Wednesday.

Mitchell Schwartz's agent, Mike McCartney, tweeted that the right tackle signed a one-year extension with the team, meaning he's now under contract through 2021 instead of 2020. The Chiefs later confirmed the extension news.

According to the Kansas City Star, the extension is worth $11.255 million and the first two years of the deal are fully guaranteed. That will make the All-Pro the second-highest paid right tackle in the NFL. He had $13.2 million left on his old deal, which he will also be getting with the new extension amount.

Schwartz has been with Kansas City for the past three seasons after spending his first four years as a pro with the Cleveland Browns. In 2018, the Associated Press named him an All-Pro for the first time in his career, putting him on the first team.