The Kansas City Chiefs used the No. 1 overall pick on Eric Fisher in the 2013 NFL Draft. Fisher hasn't lived up to those lofty expectations, but the Chiefs aren't giving up on him just yet.
"If you win your battles consistently, week in and week out, I think that’s a good thing," general manager John Dorsey told ESPN about Fisher's progress. "Then all of the sudden, you have a self-belief that you take it to the next step, and the good ones, you always see they begin to exercise their will on the defenders. I think, as you saw with Eric as he went along in the second half of the season, you saw steady improvement. We said all along that it was going to be, year three, coming from where he came from, that he was going to begin to make steady strides. And he’s been making steady strides all along."
Dorsey even told ESPN that he was thinking about using the club's fifth-year option on Fisher, which would keep him around at least another two seasons.
The Chiefs added tackle Mitchell Schwartz, but he won't be taking Fisher's left tackle spot. Instead, he'll remain at right tackle and the Chiefs will hope Fisher continues to develop. Fisher appears to be in the team's long-term plans.