Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
If Dorsey and Reid were to trade for a Flynn or Smith, they'd have an immediate, capable starter, which would allow them to accumulate picks and address serious issues of need. It would also give them breathing room in order to draft a QB in the later rounds and develop him or wait until the 2014 draft.
Just to clarify, I'm not stating that this is my preference. I'm stating that it's an option that either hasn't been discussed or met with such disdain that people are unwilling to discuss.
And again, given the public statements by Dorsey and Reid, I think it's just as likely to happen as taking a QB #1 overall.
Acquiring someone else's trash will doom this franchise to more years of mediocrity. Year after year, we will know with absolute certainty that there is no hope of winning a SB.
Tannehill went #8 overall last year. Every single QB in this draft is a lesser prospect than this? Don't buy it.
There is a franchise QB in this draft. Somewhere. Chiefs have to find it.
If Reid believes this is some overlooked prospect whom he can get in the second, fine. I'll give him the initial benefit of the doubt despite my protests. But he better be right.
(By the way, I goofed: Gabbert was selected #10 overall in the first. Got my wires crossed.)