Team chairman Clark Hunt is the latest Kansas City senior exec to suggest that the Chiefs will go in another direction after he was quoted in the Kansas City Star as saying "there's probably not that franchise quarterback who will be sitting there like there was last year, but you still have a lot of options in terms of trades or just taking a player who can really help you upgrade with that #1 pick." Earlier this year new Chiefs' head coach Andy Reid and new G.M. John Dorsey had both said pretty much the same thing about their thoughts on the top pick.
There has been a lot of speculation about the Niners trading Alex Smith to the Chiefs for a draft pick. If the above quote is true, one possible scenario is that the Chiefs trade down and use the extra picks to off-set the value of trading for Smith.
Obviously, they have to find a trading partner, but with the new rookie wage scale, trading down is not as difficult. Ironically, the Chiefs are in a similar situation as the year the Niners drafted Alex Smith. Perhaps they will go a different direction...and still land Smith on draft day.
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Please give the 2nd rounder for Alex. Personally, I feel this is a weak draft class - I'd much rather have picks in next year's draft when the talent is supposed to great.
I don't disagree with this, but I think that is often said of several drafts.
I think if the Niners want a high draft pick, maybe the best option is a low pick this year with a conditional pick next year is the easiest to swallow for a team like KC that has so many needs to fill.
However, the entire point of this thread is that KC moving down from #1 and getting extra picks would subsidize the KC cost of trading for Alex.
I don't think we need to give up anything besides Alex Smith. Swapping 2nd round picks with the Chiefs for them acquiring Alex Smith seems fair to me. The Chiefs get a young QB, the the prime of his career that is ready to play now, and they keep still get to have a 2nd round pick. The difference between pick 33 (580 points) and pick 64 (270 points) is 310 points which is the value of a 2nd round pick (59 overall). Considering what QBs who have done less have gone for, I think this is more than fair for the Chiefs. I don't know why Alex Smith for a 2nd round seems so unreasonable considering less proven guys were traded for more and were paid more money.
The Chiefs are stuck between a rock and a hard place. They have zero talent at QB on their roster and nobody in the draft that qualifies as a franchise QB. Let's hope they DON'T find a trading partner for their top pick and overpay the Niners for Alex Smith.
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