In regards to his back-up, former Missouri Tiger standout, Chase Daniel, the Chiefs really don't know if he's capable of leading and NFL offense. However at this point in free agency, veteran quarterbacks are all but gone. And that means, if the Chiefs are going to continue to evolve the position, they could snag a quarterback in the early rounds of the NFL Draft.
I couldn't even begin to guess what Head Coach, Andy Reid, is thinking after his first mini-camp. But I'm sure he knows that with the crop of young quarterbacks in this draft, each that is considered to be long-term projects, he still may choose to nab one of them.
So who might that be in round two or three?
At the Senior Bowl, the Chiefs began their flirtation with Arkansas Quarterback, Tyler Wilson. But things cooled on him at the NFL Combine. So much so most mock drafts don't believe Wilson will be picked in the first pair of rounds.
And that means with the first overall pick of the third round, the Chiefs could be on the clock with Wilson still on the board. And should that happen, Kansas City might be able to hedge their bet should Alex Smith struggle in 2013 or 2014.
But one has to consider taking a quarterback when this team has needs to fill along the offensive and defensive lines, would be a huge risk. However, in talking to some NFL scouts about Wilson, many believe when this draft class is graded five years from now, he not Geno Smith, will be viewed at the top of the class.
Kansas City is already passing on Smith and while they have two quarterbacks they feel can start the season as a 1-2 combination, the future is a bit messier.
We know Smith is a solid quarterback. But we really don't know anything about Daniel nor his abilities to lead a team in an actual regular season NFL game. Still, he's NOT viewed as the heir apparent to Smith.
So that could mean that future label could fall on the shoulder pads of young Mr. Wilson.
There is no doubt that Andy Reid is a quarterback guru. He's proven that he can take both the non-gifted and the gifted and turn them into NFL winning quarterbacks.
This offseason the Chiefs have done a solid job building a better roster in 2013. But for 2014 and beyond this NFL draft is critical. Thus finding a quarterback of the future still needs to be one of Reid's top priorities next weekend as he works his first draft in Kansas City.
And that could mean Tyler Wilson might find a long term home in Kansas City with no pressure to be great now and a plethora of teachers at his disposal to insure that someday he could become our own version of Brett Favre.
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