Kansas City Chiefs fans that wanted the team to select QB Geno Smith with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft may still get to see him play football at Arrowhead Stadium.
As a member of the Oakland Raiders.
From Pro Football Talk:
Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that there are rumors of the team’s interest in Smith, who by virtue of the fact that he was the fastest quarterback in Indy makes him an obvious candidate to play for the Raiders.
If the Raiders take him, Carson Palmer likely would be cut. And if Terrelle Pryor remains as the backup, the Raiders would become the first team to go two deep with mobile quarterbacks — which would allow them to run the same offense with either guy. Unlike the Redskins or the 49ers or the Panthers or any other team with a mobile starter.
Smith going to Oakland would be yet another low blow to a number of Chiefs fans.
For months now, Geno Smith has been the heart’s desire of a great many of Kansas City faithful. After suffering through years of mediocre QB play, many in Chiefs Nation thought the QB drought would end after the team secured the top pick in the draft.
And most of those fans wanted the draught to end with Geno Smith.
Instead, the only Smith KC will be getting is named Alex.
The news earlier today, that the Chiefs have traded for 49ers QB Alex Smith, is wildly unpopular. As far as we can tell, the fans in KC are angry.
Now just imagine what will happen if the QB they all coveted, ends up going to the team’s most hated (debatable) division rival?