Another stop on Geno Smith’s NFL Draft workout tour will be to Kansas City according to NFL.com. The Chiefs hold the first pick in next month’s draft, and before they traded for Alex Smith from the 49ers and signed Chase Daniel, were thought to have been a potential landing spot for Smith. These moves made it seem that they were set at quarterback.
However, they will still do their due diligence on Smith who has been compared to SyracusePro, Donovan McNabb. New Chiefs coach, Andy Reid, helped to turn McNabb into a franchise quarterback during their time with the Eagles. Having someone with similar abilities to McNabb would help Reid follow the blueprint that made him a success in Philadelphia.
However, there’s another way to look at this. This is the time of year leading up to the draft that team’s put out so much information and misinformation that it is difficult to ascertain true intentions. The Jaguars, Raiders, Eagles, Cardinals and Bills show a high level of interest in Smith. They pick behind the Chiefs in the top 10.
The possibility exists that the Chiefs are showing interest in the Mountaineer QB to drive up the price of the first overall pick in the event of a trade. If a team pegs Smith as the quarterback they want to be the face of the franchise for the next decade, they would offer more to Kansas City for that pick if they thought Smith could end up wearing red and gold.
Smith has two seasons left on his contract. It’s conceivable the Chiefs could draft Geno Smith to sit and learn behind Alex Smith in a similar role to what Aaron Rodgers played to Brett Farve.
You can almost smell the smoke blowing in from Kansas City. But, where there’s smoke, there could be fire.