KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Somebody out there needed to do something to add a little pizzazz to the Chiefs draft this year. Picking the 23rd player in the first round, well, just not very sexy.
Then sure enough on Monday of draft week, here it comes from some scribe on the east coast.
Headline read: "Chiefs consider drafting a quarterback in the first round.”
First of all, that hasn't happened around here in more than 30 years. Anyhow, the headline was fodder for talk radio. Sure enough, to add credence to the report, some guy from Sports Illustrated has the Chiefs picking Teddy Bridgewater in the first round.
That’s not going to happen. The Chiefs have glaring weaknesses at wide receiver and corner-back. Why would they even consider taking a quarterback before the third or fourth round? They gave up two high picks for the quarterback they have.
Here's what happened: somebody floats a report that negotiations aren't going well with Alex Smith so the Chiefs should go ahead and sleep on Smith until after the draft.
There's always a possibility that a quarterback could fall to them in the first round.
This draft is already a mixed bag when it comes to quarterbacks. If, the Chiefs are smart, they would trade back like they did three years ago. They swapped their #21 pick with the Browns.
They picked up a bonus pick in the third round and used it on Justin Houston. He's arguably their best defensive player.
The Chiefs need all the players they can get. They won 11 games last year, but keep in mind they were 0-6 against AFC playoff teams.
Quarterback is not the issue with the chiefs. They need a burner who can catch the ball and run with it. They don't have one of those.
That’s Jack’s Smack.