Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
It shows he can run a pro offense. I don't doubt he has football iq. But if he mastered the system in his first year, he would be considered an elite prospect. Don't make this into more than it is. Hes shown he can run an nfl offense. He hasn't shown nearly enough that he can do it as masterfully as you need to on the pro level. Hence, the risk factor.
If that's your standard then Andrew Luck was a risk. A big risk.
The guy was 19 years old and was kicking the shit out of it as a sophomore. Smith was a Parade All-American as a prep, is a three year starter in two different systems and has put up exceptional numbers every year.
Tom Brady was a 6th round pick because nobody thought he could do it on the next level.
Half the league scouting directors and GM's thought Ryan Leaf was a better prospect than Peyton Manning.
What the **** are you wanting? You want to wait around for the next John Elway/Andrew Luck?
(And I think Smith has a lot of those qualities that those particular two individuals possessed. He's got as many tools for the position at his level as I've seen in the past two decades. I'm ready to take the chance on a guy and Smith is as good as a chance as I've seen that the Chiefs have had in a long, long time.)
Geno Smith has kicked ass every chance he's had and has improved his individual game every single year.
I'll take Smith, right here, right now. If he doesn't work out, so be it, but he's got the tools to be a stud. You never know how it plays out at the next level, but he's a guy you take that chance with.
Reps in the pass game, the accuracy, the release, the pocket presence, the prototype size, the arm, the leadership, the work ethic, the smarts.
No disrespect, but if you don't like Geno Smith as a prospect, especially as a Chiefs fan, whose QB situation sits between dire and destitute, then you are a ****ing moron.