Monday, February 18, 2013
The Chiefs' QB picture
By Tim Kavanagh
One of several teams looking to improve their QB outlook for 2013 this offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs have a new HC and GM to help get the job done. The presence of Andy Reid has, in fact, linked the franchise to a potential pursuit of current Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles, though it's unclear whether the Chiefs are willing to pay the Eagles' desired ransom for the Arizona product. So what are the other options?
K.C. has the first overall pick in the draft this year, and the consensus amongst draft analysts in the media is that none of the QBs in this year's class has what it takes to be a Day One starter at the NFL level. GM John Dorsey concurs with that notion.
"There is no quarterback where personnel guys can definitely say, 'He's a first-round pick,'" Dorsey explained, per the Kansas City Star. "There were so many inconsistencies in the collective group. There was not one guy that stood up and said, 'I'm the guy in the position this year.' There really wasn't one clear-cut guy. ... There are too many technical flaws, scheme flaws. There are so many different variables that there are a lot of people all over the place on naming the top four or five guys and who those guys would be."
The club's thoughts on the QB draft prospects may be different behind closed doors, but Dorsey is playing his part in furthering the idea that the Chiefs aren't sold on anyone yet. Aside from Foles, there are other QBs believed to be available via trade this offseason -- Alex Smith and Matt Flynn, principally -- as well as in free agency, with Matt Moore leading the way amongst those candidates. It's obviously a big decision for Reid, Dorsey and Co., one that will go a long way in determining the club's results this upcoming season.