Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; A detail view of a Kansas City Chiefs helmet before Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs made a notable move to sure up their offensive line on Wednesday, signing former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Donovan Smith.

Smith spent eight years with the Buccaneers organization and helped play a big role in the Buccaneers Super Bowl Championship in 2021.

He was surprisingly cut by the Buccaneers organization in March as they shift to more of a rebuild without star quarterback Tom Brady in the picture.

Some expected the Chiefs to address offensive tackle in the 2023 NFL Draft after parting ways with Orlando Brown this offseason. They did so in the third round by selecting Oklahoma offensive tackle Wanya Morris.

However, it seems like Morris will be more of a project at the position with the Chiefs deciding to bring in Donovan Smith on a rather expensive contract.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Chiefs signed Smith to a one-year $9 million deal.

Pelissero also added that Smith is expected to play left tackle for the Chiefs, his more natural position. Former Jacksonville Jaguars lineman Jawaan Taylor will likely be the team’s right tackle.

A $9 million contract to Smith is definitely a big deal. This caused some mixed reactions from fans on social media.

Protecting star quarterback Patrick Mahomes is obviously a top priority for the Chiefs. Bringing in an experienced player like Smith that has achieved massive success in the league is certainly a positive as they look to repeat as Super Bowl Champions next season.

[Tom Pelissero on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.