Originally Posted by jd1020
And that's why we traded for Alex Smith... wait...
Are some people incapable of thinking outside the box? What's the biggest glaring weakness of this team? OK... We traded a second and a second/third next year for a POSSIBLE QBOTF. Have the Chiefs inked A. Smith up to a long term contract yet? Nooooo?!?!?! Then that isn't long term commitment. What we currently have is a Plan "A" in Alex Smith. Then Chase Daniels makes a current Plan "B" with a reasonably high back-up price, yet not bad considering the combined salaries of the starter and backup. Now, let's pretend that the Chiefs draft Geno #1 overall and have him going into camp battling Chase for the #2 QB spot. The combined salaries of all three QB's is still less than a premier franchise QB.
Scenario #2, Geno gets to camp, lights it up, learns the playbook quickly, and looks equal or better than Alex. Chiefs start Alex while Geno adapts to the speed of the NFL, develops chemistry with the WR's, and learns the playbook inside and out. Next season, if Geno looks to be the #1, the Chiefs trade Alex to another QB starved team and gets partial draft compensation back.
Scenario #3, (least likely)... Alex is night and day better than Geno, Chiefs QB position is FINALLY fixed, and we have a quality starter and backup for years to come similar to the Montana / Young scenario in San Fran.