For Kansas City, Mike Remmers will start at left tackle. Remmers’ time with the Broncos was short, but they did give him his first NFL contract. After playing college football at Oregon State, Remmers signed with Denver as an undrafted free agent in 2012.
Remmers went to training camp that summer but failed to make the 53-man roster. He went on to spend time with six different teams before joining the Chiefs last March. Remmers has started 88 games in his career.
For Tampa Bay, Shaq Barrett will start at outside linebacker. Barett signed with the Broncos as a college free agent out of Colorado State in 2014. He served primarily as a rotational pass rusher in Denver, playing behind edge defenders including Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware, Shane Ray and Bradley Chubb.
Barrett opted to leave the Broncos in 2019 in search of an opportunity to start. Barrett knew he wouldn’t start over Miller (a future Hall of Famer) or Chubb (a first-round pick), so he signed with the Bucs two years ago.
Barrett is now set to face off against Remmers in the NFL’s title game.
Courtesy of Jon Heath