Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by socalniner:
Giving up two second round picks doesn't sound like he's just there as a stop gap.
his stats and the win loss record does not indicate he is there for just a stop gap measure,, i will await the " it was the run game and defense" blather
It doesn't appear that KC thinks of Smith as a stop-gap. There are no indications of it. The reason why some of us thought so while he was here in SF because we went after Hassebeck, Manning and drafted Kap, who was even plugged into the middle of close games in redzone situations. We even let Smith test the free agent market.
But none of that appears to be true in KC. Especially when you consider they traded for him and the fact that Smith had a good season and turned there season around. To top is all off, he ended with a great playoff game. You don't trade two high draft picks if you think he's stop-gap.
Good post. Smith's performance validated Reid's confidence in him and the two 2nd round picks they gave up for a top 10 QB look like a steal now after the season he had and the show he put on in Indy. Though two 2nd round picks are not chicken feed, they were enough to show that Reid thought highly of him. Also compared to what other teams have paid for a starting QB in recent years, KC did get a steal.
It will be interesting to see what KC does in terms of providing more depth on defense (starters are very good when healthy) and more depth at WR. TE Travis Kelce was highly rated coming out of college but was never healthy enough to play. If he comes back fully healthy and the Chiefs can add a WR, that offense can go up against just about anything in the league. No stop-gap there.