Former Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli may be gone but he is still haunting the television sets of Chiefs fans everywhere.
Pioli has been serving as a draft analyst for various media outlets this offseason, including NFL Network. On Wednesday, he appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio and dropped some knowledge on the Chiefs/49ers/Alex Smith situation.
The one thing I have heard talking to some good sources is this thing has not been completely finalized yet. I think they are still working through some of the absolute details of what the compensation is. Because I think what happens in these trades, if you give up a pick for something or if you’re going to give up two picks, what’s been a new trend in the NFL is people generally kick picks back. Because teams don’t like to see their, even if they are going to give up a higher pick they want to get something later in the draft so they at least have a volume of picks to have more opportunities.
Right now, reports indicate that the Chiefs are giving up two picks, a second-round pick in 2013 and a possible mid to high, conditional pick in 2014. There have been no real reports of the 49ers giving anything, other than Smith, back to the Chiefs.
Pioli seems to think there might be more to this deal then we are originally hearing.
Old Scotty says he talked to some good sources. It is believed by many that Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt liked Pioli and only parted with him because his hand was forced following KC’s 2-14 season. I wouldn’t be surprised if Scott’s source, was Hunt himself.
What do you think, Addicts? Is there more to this trade than meets the eye?