Those Bill Polian thoughts that Kansas City was very much in the Ryan Tannehill Hunt? That’s more than smoke, and perhaps even a crackling inferno, even as GM Scott Pioli calls trading up “irresponsible.”
Tannehill had a visit and private workout with the Chiefs who have less-than-entrenched starter Matt Cassel under contract. Given the scouting moshpit around Texas A&M’s strong-armed, athletic passer in recent weeks, it’s no surprise to see Pioli and Kansas City taking a strong look.
As Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star explained, years of passing on passers is what puts the franchise in a position of need. They’ve had chances at Mark Sanchez, Joe Flacco (two chances, in fact) and Josh Freeman and come away with modest linemen — DT Glenn Dorsey, OL Branden Albert and DL Tyson Jackson.
Snagging Tannehill at 11 would make sense. Having him on the board at that stage is sounding less and less likely.