Andy Heck enters his 26th year of professional football in 2017. He begins his 14th season as an NFL coach, including his fifth as the Chiefs offensive line coach. His time in the NFL includes a 12-year career as an offensive lineman.
In 2016, the offensive line proved its versatility once again as eight different lineman filled a starting role throughout the season, allowing RBs Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West to dual as a double threat for the offense. Behind a Heck-coached offensive line, Ware had 921 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns while West rushed for 293 yards and one touchdown. T Mitchell Schwartz started all 16 regular season games his first year with the club and ranks third among offensive tackles with 80 consecutive games started in his career.