That’s right–Brandon Carr has signed with the Chiefs, folks. I can already see fans planning their Super Bowl itineraries!
Even though I really like the kid, I still remain somewhat skeptical. Not about him turning into a decent player, no, but rather about him turning into the second coming of Champ Bailey. Seriously, sometimes Chiefs fans get a little carried away in anointing late-round draft picks as can’t-miss superstars. I’m not sure if Carr and fellow draft pick Brandon Flowers are the next Dale Carter and James Hasty, and I think it’s premature for anyone to really throw that out there. I’m just thrilled that we are moving away from the $20-million turnstile tandem we had back there the past two years.
Carr apparently even has the chance of starting from day one, which is an exciting, yet scary, thought. I want to get those two in there and start developing them from the start, but shouldn’t we wait until after the Patriots game? Regardless, I like the kid from Grand Valley State and think he has potential. If I went overboard with the cynicism or sarcasm, I’m sorry. I just don’t want my fellow Addicts to be disappointed when a fifth-rounder doesn’t turn into the next Emmitt Thomas.
From Warpaint Illustrated:
With twelve players to sign and the OTA sessions nearing an end this Thursday, the Kansas City Chiefs began the long process of securing their draft picks by coming to terms with former Grand Valley State cornerback Brandon Carr, their fifth-round choice, on a three-year contract.