Originally Posted by boltaneer
So the Chiefs are giving up a 2nd and another 2nd or 3rd for a two year rental?
How Raider-esque of them to do that.
Are Chief fans really happy with this? Yes, Alex Smith gives them a chance to win a few more games. But why shoot for 8-8 (even that is high expectations IMO) when you can roll the dice and go for a franchise QB? Look at the quarterbacks the Chiefs have missed out in the past few years especially because they were content with Cassel or Brodie Croyle.
While true, that's not on this regime since they weren't here before this year. Alex Smith fits our system fairly well and Andy Reid has always liked him.
I will trust Andy Reid here with his history of the QB position.
But it does say a lot that NFL personnel are not impressed with this class.
I would like to see them draft a QB high in the next year or two and keep Alex Smith around in the mean time.
Alex Smith signing is like Jake Plummer to the Broncos IMO. Same kind of move with the same kind of feel. Good QB coach getting an average QB to fit his system.