Originally Posted by Detoxing
We don't know who the Chiefs are going to take. That was expressed several times in my post, because at this point, it really can be any one.
The compensation for Alex Smith doesn't dictate that he's a long term solution. Whether or not he gets an extension will dictate that.
If Alex doesn't get an extension, then that is very telling of what they think of him and what their long term goals may be.
My assumption is that if Kansas City intended to use 1:1 on a quarterback, they would not be trading the 34th pick (and additional compensation) for another quarterback. They'd find a cheaper (or free) veteran if all they were looking for was a short-term mentor.
I think the moves yesterday are good in that they make the team appear more flexible, which is beneficial in an effort to trade down (which I don't think will happen), but I don't believe a QB is in any way more likely than it was 24 hours ago.
Which stings, speaking as someone who's a big geno fan. I just don't see any realistic scenario where they go that route.