Originally Posted by RyFo18
You are putting words in my mouth. What is the guarantee that any of the QB needy teams don't draft a QB in the first round.
All I'm saying is that anyway you swing it, Smith is going to have to compete for a job and will have to live w/ the very real possibility that a QB needy team that takes him in still drafts a QB. The Chiefs aren't alone here. If you think that any of the first 9 teams (other than the Lions) wouldn't take a QB in the first round, you are the delusional one my friend. Here is the list of those 8 teams. Smith is going to have no guarantees, regardless of where he ends up.
Now, yes, maybe he says "KC could draft Geno #1" and says no to them. But again, any of Chiefs, Jags, Raiders, Eagles, Browns, Cardinals, Bills, or Jets could also draft Geno (all pick in the top 10). In all likelihood though, he's going to take the team that gives him the most money (somewhat symbolic of their commitment to him) and go in and compete.
I think you are overrating Blaine Gabbert if you seriously think he will have to "Compete".
Unless the competition is "Don't close your eyes on a blitz".
Originally Posted by Mr. Kotter
That is an excellent point. OTOH, he may not have much choice.
There will be several teams in need of a QB that won't be drafting one in the first round. My avatar is a good hint at one.