There have been a lot of questions about what position the Kansas City Chiefs rookie offensive lineman Darian Kinnard will play this year. It has been one of the bigger questions of the rookie bunch.

Kinnard can play more than one position on the offensive line, which is why the question has been asked over and over again, which position it will be at the next level. In college, he predominantly played right tackle. However, he took some snaps at left tackle. But here is the kicker: Kinnard was projected to be drafted as a guard, which he also played a bit in college.

During Sunday’s media availability, Kinnard gave a little more insight on what he could potentially be doing for the Chiefs in 2022 and beyond.

Chiefs’ Kinnard doing whatever he needs to help the team

Kinnard was asked a ton of questions on Sunday. Some to do with his hair and the change of color from blue to red. But the one everyone was waiting for had to do with what position he would be playing.

“Who knows,” Kinnard said. “I mean right now; I’m playing at whatever position I need to play at. Coach [Andy] Heck put it in my head to get reps at either. I’m not going to be very valuable if I’m only going to play one position, or only specified at one position. I’m going to do my best, he’s going to have the confidence to come up to me and say play guard, I’ll play guard. But just learning one day at a time.”

That’s something that is great to hear from Kinnard. Knowing that he is willing to play whatever position means the Chiefs won’t lack depth in any one of those. Also, to hear he is learning at every position, should help make fans feel more at ease about the Orlando Brown Jr. situation.

That’s because Kinnard represents a potential option at right tackle. If Kinnard can show he’s capable of starting during camp, it would allow the Chiefs to have more options on the left side of the offensive line, where Brown Jr. plays. Joe Thuney and Nick Allegretti can play left tackle and guard, respectively.

Kinnard is getting the help he needs in order to make a difference, too. And he’s getting it from guys like Creed Humphrey, which can only help expedite the process.

“You know Darian, he was awesome through OTAs and stuff. So, getting to have him there, he’s a guy who is willing to learn a lot,” Humphrey told reporters Monday. “You can tell he loves the game; you can tell he wants to be great. Having a guy like that in the locker room, it’s going to be good for us. I want to help him in any way I can, just as far as me being in his shoes last year… I feel like I can be a really big help to him, so I’m going to help him as much as I can.”

Even though Brown Jr. is expected to play under the franchise tag, no one knows when he’ll actually show up to camp. Or the regular season, for that matter. We’ll find out what’s happening in the short-term, soon enough, as veterans are required to report to camp by Tuesday, July 26.

There’s zero doubt this is a better offense with him in the lineup. Playing in the AFC West and just the Chiefs 2022 schedule also exemplifies the problem they’ll face if Brown does in fact miss games.

But with guys like Kinnard on the roster, there’s reason to not worry, as much. Especially if continues the current trajectory that he’s on.

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