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Chiefs Attend Geno Smith’s Pro Day


The Kansas City Chiefs sure seem like they are committed to QB Alex Smith but that didn’t stop them from doing their due diligence on West Virginia QB Geno Smith.

Smith’s Pro Day was today and according CBS Sports, the Chiefs had “high-raking officials” in attendance.

Smith’s college playbook from the “Air Raid” system was mostly horizontal and crossing route dependent. Intermediate accuracy is his greatest strength. What evaluators need to see if whether Smith can throw on the move, maintain his balance and accuracy on rollouts and waggle design, and throw with zip while hitting targets at 25-plus yards and beyond.

Thursday’s pro day was attended by 28 of 32 NFL teams. The Eagles worked out Smithearlier in the week and ran him through an unrehearsed, full-scale passing workout that exceeded 80 throws. Bills general manager Buddy Nix was present as were high-ranking reps for the Chiefs (No. 1), Jaguars (No. 2), Raiders (No. 3), Browns (6) and Cardinals (7), among others.

Smith reportedly completed 60 of 64 passes with two drops by one of his receivers.

It seems almost impossible that the Chiefs would select Smith with the #1 overall pick. The team traded multiple draft picks to the 49ers for Smith and last night, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid confirmed that Smith was the team’s starting QB.

In a way, after what Smith went through in San Francisco, it would seem almost cruel if the Chiefs took Geno Smith No. 1. Even if the team maintained that they didn’t think Smith was ready and that they wanted him to sit on the bench and learn, the second Smith slipped up, people would be calling for Smith to replace him.

You can never say never in the NFL but it sure seems like the Chiefs are going all-in on Alex Smith. Still, Geno performed will and is showing that he is a first-round talent. Chances are, one of the QB-needy teams in the top ten, will select Smith.

That means instead of being a Chief, Geno Smith could endup eing a Jaguar, Bill, Jet or (groan) a Raider.

What do you think, Addicts? Did the Chiefs make a big mistake basically ruling out Geno Smith? Will you be mad if he ends up with the Raiders?

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  • Stacy D. Smith

    Due diligence. They’d be foolish not to take a second look.

    • Derek

      Face it. Our dream is dead. I hope the Raiders take him and that team becomes the second-coming of gruden/gannon. Frankly the AFC West hasn’t been exciting for the past 5 years now. I would like to see Denver have some competition and KC is going to be at best 7-9

      • Stacy D. Smith

        I’m not holding out hope that they’ll draft Geno, but as an organization, they’d be doing themselves a disservice not to go. You have to take a second look. There are other benefits to being present at his Pro Day. We need to keep teams guessing about what we plan to do with the #1 pick.

        • Derek

          Oh i see your strategy. Frankly I’m not a fan of this cloak-and-dagger front-office strategy. I believe in honesty and though the surprises are quite interesting I’m still a true-believer than our old team wasn’t bad enough to warrant so many decisions. I think we could’ve cleaned up in the draft with Geno and Bailey and paid for revis and freeney, and I would have been way more excited for this team than I am now.

          • dominicscarlatti

            Honesty in draft preparation? GM’s as candidates for canonization? NFL franchises as charitable NGO’s? Now you’re really frightening me.

        • Danny W

          I think you have to start actually telling people if they don’t trade up to the number one pick your not going to take Geno number one. If no one wants to trade up let him groom behind A Smith. They’re already saying he’s going top ten, why not hold teams in need hostage? I want a second round draft pick. Would rather us keep Geno but I doubt it’s going to happen.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            That’s precisely why I want to trade the pick. Better value at the R1 position and we recover that R2 pick. An ILB in Round 2 would be SWEET!

  • mg2098

    If Geno goes to a team that runs a WCO or just a team willing to work to his strengths…In 3 years when the dust settles from this trade I think the Chiefs will be on the losing end. I think Geno is going to end up being a very good franchise QB.

    • ladner morse

      Why people connect Geno to the WCO so much I’ll never know.He ran three different offensive systems while at WVU. That fact alone, should be making him a top five prospect — given his consistent and continued success in each of three systems.

      • mg2098

        Im not connecting him I just think that that the WC system is what he would do best in. Although I do agree that he is universal.

  • unclejesse40

    I would like to open this up for a lively debate. After watching some highlight stuff it struck me that Geno Smith reminded me of another QB that not that long ago came out of the Big 12. Does Geno Smith remind anyone of Vince Young? I understand that Young ran the ball a lot more but take that part out of his game and they throw the ball the same, they stand in the pocket the same. what do you all think? I understand that Vince is about 3 inches taller, but just watching the college highlight tapes they have a lot of ball throwing similarities.

    • njjohn

      And Vince Young is where right now?

      • unclejesse40

        That is my point.

    • toperspective

      Vince was much more athletic but didn’t have anything close to Geno’s arm.

    • micah stephenson

      Geno Smith kinda looks like Arron Rogers to me. Strong arm. Mobile. Can get into a shootout wen needed. Loves to work. I like him.

      • Danny W

        Yep, I’d say more like Aaron Rodgers than Vy.

    • Danny W

      They don’t throw any where close to the same completely different attitudes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nodanep Don Pena

      Im sorry man but Young is nothing like Geno. What you have to realize about Genos numbers is he did that stuff with a non existent defense. That team gave up 38 points a game on avg but he still made that team a contender. You know another team that gave that many points and they have a future hall of famer QB was last seasons Saints. So if Drew couldnt win without a defense how can a young prospect still perfecting his own game do it. If Geno is on a solid team that can hold leads he will win for them.

    • dominicscarlatti

      I cannot think of two more fundamentally different QB’s.

  • unclejesse40

    Hey you could still draft him if you think he has talent and you dont want the Raiders to get him and then deal him to a team outside of the AFC.

  • ladner morse

    So if Geno sits on Reid’s bench for two years but, comes in and has three good games…. every team in the league will be clamoring for him and his value to the organization will skyrocket. QB is the only position where this phenomenon becomes possible. Compare this to Jake Long who is the Dolphins Free Agent LT who was taken first in the 2008 draft and there are opinions all over the map about him. If he was a QB with opinions all over the map — someone would have signed him by now. Last I heard — Long is still unsigned and “talking” to the Rams after three days of Free Agency.

    Reid and Dorsey know the relative values. While it may seem like a long shot for the Chiefs to take Geno now… with Alex Smith and Chase Daniel in the coral… we have to recognize it’s not out of the realm of possibilities.

    • toperspective

      Has anyone ever traded a backup QB with limited game experience for value exceeding the top pick in the draft?

      • Derek

        you said it all….this move was worse than anything pioli did. granted if he were still around we’d still be using good ol cassel. Honestly I would have rather seen cassel be the back-up and geno the starter and I’m still dying to see “trick shot.” I sure hope signing daniels doesn’t get him booted out of town. I was all for the plan of alex and geno fighting it out down in KC. Oh well. Become a Chiefs fan so your dreams will be crushed by decades after decade of mediocre to embarassment lol

        • dominicscarlatti

          Poor baby…go to Mommy so she can soothe your troubled soul and rock you to sleep with a lullabye. Now if you were a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, then I would understand and sympathize with you…

    • Danny W

      I have to agree. I think the Chiefs may just tell everyone they’re going to draft him unless someone wants to trade then they will. It would be a way to hold Arizona, Oakland, and Buffalo hostage. Get them in a bidding war and then cash out. I don’t think were going to draft him because I think someone will have to take him number one overall. I would like to see us get him though. I could see the exact same thing that happened in San Fran happening here.

    • Darkwolf1414

      Right. We’re going to need to carry 3 QBs on the roster. Why can’t one of them be Geno?

  • Chris Tarrants

    They should have waited for him as our QB IMO regardless how good A Smith could be. GenO has the tools to develope into a stud

    • http://twitter.com/akmiller78 Adam Miller

      Exactly, it should be more about potential and a players ceiling. Geno, with his known tools, has tremendous potential and an unknown ceiling. We’ve likely seen Alex Smith’s ceiling already and it’s not very high (stats wise, it didn’t even compare to Cassel’s best year).

      • micah stephenson

        Yea Im sure Harbauge got all he cud out of A.Smith before deciding he cud get more out of C.Kopernick.

    • micah stephenson

      The good teams sign an Alex Smith and draft a Geno smith to beat him out, create competition, & provide depth. The bad teams sign an A.Smith and sign a Chase Daniels/B.Quinn to back him up.

  • TAZMOSIS

    Let’s just not canonize Geno yet. I have a strong feeling that some team is going to trade the Chiefs out of the pick and take him at #1. If that happens, the Chiefs, as it stands now, would be the big winners. There are several QBs in the past that have looked similar to Geno Smith and are still riding somebody’s bench, or even out of the league. I like the way that Reid and Dorsey are constructing the current roster, and have no problem if Geno goes elsewhere. I would rather he went to the NFC, but that remains to be seen.

    • Chris Tarrants

      Several have flopped yes but how many more have went on to be franchise greats?

      • toperspective

        A lot more flopped than went on to be greats.

        • Chris Tarrants

          Really? Jamarcuss Russel, Ryan Leaf, granted I agree but I think the fans of Andrew Luck,Matt Stafford, Cam Newton,Eli Manning, Sam Bradford might disagree with you though

          • toperspective

            I could list a lot more busts. The jury is still out on Bradford. The important thing is that no one thinks Geno is in the class of Luck, Stafford, Newton or Manning. Everyone believed that they deserved to be picked at the top of the draft. Almost no one grades Geno at the top of the draft. He may well be picked there; but that is only because so many teams are desperate for a QB.

          • Chris Tarrants

            Your missing the point junior! He is the best QB in this draft, it doesn’t matter what happened in other drafts! And if you ask rams fans if they would rather have Bradford or Alex Smith under center I bet my point would be driven home even further

          • toperspective

            He may well be the best QB in the draft but that doesn’t mean he’s a good QB. Obviously Reid and Dorsey have big doubts or they wouldn’t have traded for Smith. Only time will tell who is right.

          • Alex Cervera

            I would rather have Alex Smith…Hands down. Jury still out on Bradford? Awful long trial.

          • http://www.facebook.com/nodanep Don Pena

            No one believed Russel Wilson was either but he made farther then both of them. The definition of insanity is to continuously do the same thing but expect a different result. What is different this time then when they took cassel, or Quinn, or Gannon, Bono, I could go on. Only Montana got us close but he is the greatest of all time and got injured. Sorry im tired of the same old crap im not insane. Id much rather fail trying then not at all.

          • dominicscarlatti

            Then again, we picked up Len Dawson after he was cut by Pittsburgh of the old NFL.

        • http://twitter.com/akmiller78 Adam Miller

          But as a % overall, franchise quarterbacks are drafted far more in the first round. You win superbowls with elite quarterbacks and the teams with elite quarterbacks took chances to get them. That’s fine if you don’t want to take chances but you’ll need to be content with being mediocre or potentially maybe just a good team (like a 1 and done playoff team).

          • micah stephenson

            I agree 1,000,000%!!! Where yall been at lol? Now you talking my language. Some poeple are ok with just being ok. I always want to b one of the best.

          • toperspective

            Yes franchise QB are drafted far more in the 1st round. But drafting someone in the 1st round doesn’t make him a franchise QB.

          • micah stephenson

            Trading for other teams QBs that they dont even want themselves dont make them a franchise QB ether.

          • toperspective

            Oh I agree. I’m not 100% on board with Smith either. Particularly considering that it appears that they seriously overpaid. The draft pick next year is ridiculous. That being said – I have no doubt that the Chiefs will be much better with Reid/Smith than they were with Crennel/Cassel.

          • micah stephenson

            Uh…lol. Its not hard to upgrade from Crennel/Cassel. Ried A.Smith/G.Smith is alot more solid than Ried A.Smith/C.Daniels.

          • toperspective

            The funny thing about Crennel is that Chiefs’ fans were generally on board with that hire in spite of the his brutal & clueless performance in Cleveland..

          • Derek

            the only thing that matter is as a D-coordinator he was fantastic…as ANYTHING else he was a mistake; honestly I wish he was the defensive man in-charge

          • Tom Sparks

            You REALLY think A. Smith is mediocre? I do not know where you are getting your facts from (do they have an NFL National Inquirer?). Oh, I forgot SI.
            The fact is A. Smith has put up top 5 QB stats of late, and is in his PRIME!
            Andy Reid has a man crush on Smith? How simplistic and farsighted, to put it mildly!
            Andy Reid knows QB’s, like Mel Kipper and Jimmy Johnson know hat hair!
            Let’s give it a chance, at the very least, WOW!

        • Tom Sparks

          Very, very true! I still can’t believe all the a. Smith badgers around here, after going through the QB quandary we have been through!
          Would you rather have a proven commodity or an NFL unproven, RISK!

          • Darkwolf1414

            Alex Smith has proven that he can’t stay healthy.

          • Tom Sparks

            Robert,
            I am just try to say he has stayed healthy enough to put up pretty good NFL stats, his last 3 years. He’s no Cody Broyle.
            We don’t even know if Geno can stay healthy playing in the NFL?
            I like Geno Smith, too! But the point is moot, now. Let’s give Alex a chance. He wanted to come to this organization, and he is a proven locker room asset, as well as a great team leader on the field!
            If Andy Reid covets him so much, I’ll trust his intuition over mine or any other fans.

          • Darkwolf1414

            Oh, I’ll cheer for Alex Smith because he’s our QB. I must just give pause to any overjoyous feelings due to a few concerns.

          • Tom Sparks

            I hear ya, but, I think we can rest a whole lot easier than we have

    • Doug McD

      I agree, all it takes is for someone to think he will be taken in front of them. We swap 1st rounders and pickup something else just to make it worth while.

    • micah stephenson

      Even if the chiefs trade down its still only a win IF A.Smith wins us a Superbowl while Geno looks like a bust.

    • Tom Sparks

      I totally agree Taz. Even though Geno may not be on our radar anymore (I actually wanted him here, too), I think the GM/HC know what they are doing a lot more than WE do!
      This is great news for us concerning trading down now though! If Geno is that highly coveted by teams right under us…aka Jag’s, we can use this as leverage to gain more picks and still get who we want!

    • Derek

      You’re forgetting the most important part though…NEXT YEAR’S DRAFT is STACKED–at least it appears so at this stage–and if alex tanney isn’t a future boy-wonder pro-bowler then we remain mediocre at best…at least if we swung on Geno we might get a black-man’s A Rodgers. And hey…if he turns out to be a bust and we get smoked and end up picking at the top of the draft next year then sure I’ll eat crow for it but it’s a WIN none-the-less because we just try again next year. WAY WAY WAY overpaying for another Free-Agent benchwarmer hasn’t worked yet and at best it gets us a modest enough number of wins that we are out of luck getting top-talent next year. In conclusion, we either get the second-coming of Aaron Rodgers/McNabb or we get a top-gun next year…the A smith move actually makes us worse when you look at it like that.

      • TAZMOSIS

        I gotta’ to disagree. How do you figure Alex Smith is a bench-warmer? If not for Kyle Williams two bone-headed plays in 2011 and Smith getting concussed last year, he is in back to back Super Bowls. His record total in 2011 and 2012 is 20 and 5. Now, how does that equate to a bench warmer. And don’t tell me it was because of the Niner defense. Smith’s stats were pro-bowl caliber. If you don’t agree, great. You can have an opinion. Just back it up with facts.

        • Derek

          it wasn’t meant to take anything away from what he did in another system but I just can’t put faith in a man that took THAT long to develop as a QB….

  • njjohn

    Let’s see, the Chiefs trade their second round pick this year, and a conditional mid-round pick next year for Alex Smith, then they sign Chase Daniel for close to 10 million, and there are STILL some fans thinking they’re going to take Geno Smith with the first pick, or trade back and take him with ANY pick in the draft???

    • http://twitter.com/akmiller78 Adam Miller

      Not thinking, just hoping! Many Chiefs fans like myself are absolutely sick and tired of retreads. Retreads don’t win superbowls and I’m not interested int 9-7 teams. I want my hometown team to take the chances that you need to take to try and become great. If they fall flat on their face trying, great, then you pick yourself up and try again.

      And I would ask, why not? Quarterback is far and away the most important position on the roster. If you have great quarterback play everything else becomes easier. Wouldn’t you say %’s increase in finding that guy if you have multiple guys who all may have the potential?

      • micah stephenson

        I was hoping, and still are, but hope is fading fast. :(

      • Darkwolf1414

        Not to mention we’ll need a 3rd QB on the team for the annual 6 games Alex Smith misses due to injury. If he’s our starting QB then I’ll cheer for him but he’s only played more than 10 games twice in his 8 year career.

      • dominicscarlatti

        It was a “retread” who quarterbacked us to our only Super Bowl victory. You did know that, didn’t you? Heck, 5 of our 11 wins that season came with third-string QB Mike Livingston, a greener-than-green second year player.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nodanep Don Pena

      Wait till cut day and we will see if Chase is still around, hell i dont even know who this guy is

      • Darkwolf1414

        I think he’s a pretty good pickup. Unfortunately, the only film anyone has on him in the NFL is from the preseason when Brees was holding out. He torched some people but again, it was preseason.

  • Jim Harper

    Whoever he goes to in the 1st round will probably ruin him. They will expect too much and cause him to fail.

    • chiefridgy

      I think ur right.

  • Chris Tarrants

    It’s really bad when your team is so horrid that they suck at sucking! Can’t even suck right! Miss Andrew Luck by one year and pass on the best quarterback With the first pick for a veteran that was riding a bench!!!!! That’s right folks welcome tO Kansas city

    • micah stephenson

      Lol! Lmao! Hell knaw we aint trading up for RG3! We got Cassel. Hell knaw we aint geting Geno Smith. We got Alex Smith. Lol. Wow. Im laughing but it hurts. But wat else can I do but accept it?

      • Chris Tarrants

        What’s really funny are people saying how Geno isn’t worth the top pick and everyone said the same thing about Cam Newton and there was one more guy too it’s on the tip of my tongue… Ohh that’s right Alex Smith! The one thing I can say is that San Fran took a swing, they didn’t miss but he appears to only be a bloop single

        • Alex Cervera

          Must have stolen a hell of a lot of bases to get to NFC championship and win so many games last year.

          • Chris Tarrants

            Lol yeah but i think he stumbled rounding third

        • Alex Cervera

          And Geno Smith is no Cam Newton…not even close. Not saying he is terrible, but not worth gambling, arguably reaching to see what happens when there are proven QBs out there. And investing in O-line is way smarter than watching our QB get pummeled, no matter when he got drafted.

        • dominicscarlatti

          Since you’ve been running down A. Smith in every post here, you just destroyed your own argument by putting him in the same basket as Geno and Cam. So much for logic…

          • Chris Tarrants

            Not one time did I run down Alex Smith, I’m simply stating my opinion that I think Geno could have gotten us further and would have been more exciting. I NEVER said that Alex was a bad QB so before you run your mouth or run your fingers I guess would be the correct terminology than know your facts! JACK

    • micah stephenson

      Who are the top QBs coming out next year? So I know who the Chiefs aint getting. :(

      • Derek

        aaron murray, aj mccarron, tahj boyd, and of course Johnny Football–that name rings KC in my opinion but I’m more of an aaron murray kinda guy him and the d man of the future clowney would be really nice…but imossible as all those players will be gone before our mediocre team gets a draft pick…i predicted 7-9 but hey i’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and 8-8 is even possible

        • micah stephenson

          O. So I shudnt even start to want them. Who are the 2nd tier/3rd tier QBs that wont ever amount anything so I know who they might get?

          • Derek

            yep Geno was KC’s one shot at a QB of the future…unless we pull an oakland and sell the farm for someone someday but then you have too much risk an not enough reward. how ppl can say geno isn’t worth the risk when it’s not costing us anything other than a new tackle and those fucks come out every year in the draft and can be claimed in any third or fourth round usually just fine. Aaron Rodgers-like QB talent comes out every 5-10 years. Face it, the opportunity is gone and KC will NEVER amount to anything beyond okay-average. UNLESS you know we play so poorly that we’re drafting number 1 again in the future lol but with our luck there won’t be a worthy QB then either. Frankly, I whole-heartedly see the future in the geno and whichever team gets him is going to be a play-off contender within the first two years and I seriously hope he wins his first play-off game as a starter year one and can show all the naysers, the so-called experts, they all have their head-up their asses and KC will still look like the draft idiots they ALWAYS have been. Meanwhile back in KC, alex has a 50/50 chance in getting to the play-offs but still not winning one with our supposedly highly-talented team. Ugh. I’m sick of the Chiefs. Most depressing front-office I’ve ever seen. At the least Al Davis tried. Even if he turns out to be poor to mediocre in the pros, I have more respect for the team that took the chance than I ever will for KC and I’ll eat crow sure…but that just means as Chiefs’ fans, we’re forever cursed and will NEVER get our QB.

          • Dr. Paine

            I completely agree with all of your points except at the end with most depressing front office you’ve ever seen. I think the obviously huge mancrush Andy Reid has for Alex Smith is affecting their judgement a little bit, but I think that’s a small price to pay for the tradeoff of being able to lure all of these players here and put a better all-around team around a pretty average QB.

            As I think I have made clear in prior posts, I think it will be a mistake to pass on Geno Smith even given the current situation. I’m not sure they won’t if he ends up being the highest rated player on their board and they decide that the compensation offered (and there will be lots of offers) isn’t adequate. You pick the best player and let the best man win in camp in my opinion.

            I’m just a fan though ;)

          • Alex Cervera

            Wow. Are you seriously suggesting we use the same drafting / risk strategy as the Oakland Raiders?

          • http://www.facebook.com/nodanep Don Pena

            haha agree

          • dominicscarlatti

            I think we need crisis counselors here to talk you and Micah down from that ledge…! I take it you won’t view or attend any Chiefs games next season, correct?

    • http://twitter.com/DementeDiabetic Dalton Meek

      Come on man we’re supposed to be the most loyal fans for a reason, start to believe in your team.

      • Chris Tarrants

        It has nothing to do with not believing in my te because I think we have a really stacked squad I just really wanted excitement and for us to draft the best QB we could in this draft and not do the same exact thing over and over

  • GDL40

    62 of 64 on target…with all the pressure on him. Realistically, the Chiefs are just trying to keep teams guessing and hoping maybe someone will trade for that 1st overall….BUT MAN O’ MAN how I wish Geno would’ve ended up in KC ! insted we gave up TWO high picks for Alex Smith. I’m all for cheering for Alex to prove us wrong, but just feel we will be asking for Reid and Dorsey to hit the road in about 3 years or so while watching Geno tear sh!t up for another team, very likely the Raiders !!!! and embarres us twice a year. BTW Palmer is pretty much out, Oakland has gone public saying the next man up, Pryor I believe, is not ready to be a starter…..connect the dots and Geno will be wearing silver and black next year :(

    • dominicscarlatti

      I think they want Geno, but they like Pryor and I’m not sure they can bypass a DT like Star or Sharrif. They need to draft nearly an entire defensive line.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.eckstein.31 Tyler Eckstein

    If Geno is as good as advertised they should highly consider drafting down a few picks and let a team like Arz take Geno that way we won’t play him twice a year with the Raiders.

    • micah stephenson

      I agree. Trade wit philly so they get Geno and the radiers dont. The last thing we need is the radiers having a QB like Geno the next ten yrs.

  • http://twitter.com/DementeDiabetic Dalton Meek

    I’m gonna lose it if G.Smith goes to the Raiders, I’ve been a believer in him since Day 1, and I’m still clinging to any hope there is we still draft him come August. Most seem to think he won’t be ready to start out of the gate, so we sign A.Smith to be our man. However it’s common knowledge that every team needs 2 QB’s, seeing as how Geno won’t be ready, we bring in Chase Daniels on a 3 year deal. Enough to give us some insurance in case Alex goes down, however also enough time for perhaps young Geno to begin growing into the star player he’s capable of being. This leaves the possibility of perhaps trading Daniels after a season or two if Geno develops. Should Geno never produce, retaining Daniels would be no problem. Although if Alex Smith is really unlucky, Geno becomes the man and Reid makes him the starter ahead of himself. We’ve seen this tactic work before (unfortunately I wish I had a better example than our own guy) in San Fran with Collin Kaepernick. As much as I like and Respect Alex Smith, I’d love to see this happen again. In a year with no guarantees at quarterback, this gives us 3 men who can all bring something to the table. However, it’s common knowledge that QB is the most important position on a team, and in a draft that’s particularly weak in that field, Andy Reid may just draft him solely to trade him away. Alex Smith was widely regarded as the best quarterback who would be available to teams this off season. With the Chiefs already locking him and Chase Daniels up (another signing of which I’m very much in favor for) there isn’t much QB talent left in the free agent market. With the amount of teams desperate for a QB going into the 2013 season, Geno Smith’s market value goes waaay up. Based on how John Dorsey and Andy Reid have ran this team so far, I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see them take this approach. The Chiefs could potentially get more for the #1 overall pick by trading it away. Although I wouldn’t be surprised either if the Chiefs drafted him and kept him on board. I know how that sounds but as crazy as it seems, I wouldn’t rule it out. Recently, Andy Reid said during a presser that they’re gonna “work on getting Alex into the hall of fame”. Andy’s a classy guy who’s been around a while and he knows how to handle press conferences. There was no way he was gonna sell Alex short, especially to his new fan base. It’s too early to say whether he truly feels that way about Smith or not. What we do know however, is that he’s worked with a quarterback like Geno before *cough cough Donovan McNabb*. True, McNabb ran more than Geno does, but the athleticism is there and their QB capabilities are similar, not to mention Smith’s college stats were actually better than McNabb’s. If you guys read the article a little bit ago titled something close to “Andy Reid and John Dorsey are in a losing situation, unless they win” then you understand very well the kind of hot seat these two are in right now. Alex Smith would take the pressure off by practically guaranteeing we’ll be competitive in the seasons following, however leaves a window open for G.Smith (or Daniels for that matter) to prove they can outperform Alex and be the future of the Chiefs. Given that Reid has ran his West Coast Offense with McNabb for over a decade, he may want to do the same thing again with Geno. It’s a very low-risk situation, and has potential for a high payout. I think Reid believes Alex is a competitive quarterback who may be able to get us to a superbowl, but there are some major doubts. So why not take a chance on Geno? Reid’s a gutsy guy and he’s already done a great job filling positions of need, taking Geno would not only give us a chance at finding the next great quarterback,it would also give us leverage over a lot of teams, such as the streak mark on the underwear of the NFL, the Oakland Raiders. After they jacked up the price for Alex Smith, wouldn’t you just love to see the Chiefs nab Geno away from them? I know I would ;) I think fans have been too quick to rule out Geno, guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

  • http://twitter.com/DementeDiabetic Dalton Meek

    Holy Crap I didn’t realize that comment was so long

    • toperspective

      That was a stream of consciousness. Ease off the caffeine :)

      • http://twitter.com/DementeDiabetic Dalton Meek

        Get me talkin bout the Chiefs man it just kinda rolls out haha

        • toperspective

          Really looking forward to the draft and the season. Hope reigns supreme. I’m looking forward to seeing this offense – Reid and a lot of weapons. Defense – not so much….yet. Would still like to see a pass rusher and a another good CB.

          • http://twitter.com/DementeDiabetic Dalton Meek

            One way or another, I’m excited. Even if my wishes don’t come true, I trust Andy Reid and John Dorsey

        • dominicscarlatti

          Kind of like psychotherapy, huh?! Don’t worry, we have an Arrowhead red crushed velour sofa for you to recline on…

          • http://twitter.com/DementeDiabetic Dalton Meek

            ……XD

  • ArrowFan

    I will be very upset if he ends up a Faider or any other team in the AFC West.

    • Danny W

      Yeah I don’t want to route against the kid that’s for sure.

  • ArrowFan

    I could not be any happier with our QB’s if we end up with two guys named Smith and a guy named Daniels.

    • Chris Tarrants

      Careful how you word that kinda thing lol we might see them sign some smith named Rick or bob or done crazy cross eyed guy playing in canada and they would ole and say here you go we have two smiths playing QB

  • Danny W

    I think Geno Smith is an excellent business decision right now. Todd McShay just said on ESPN G Smith won’t’ make it out of the top ten. I’d start telling teams like Jax, Oakland, Arizona, etc, etc, you want Geno Smith then give us your first and second round pick or we’re going to draft him and let him groom behind A. Smith. What do we have to lose at this point if that did happen? I’m telling you as aggressive as this front office seems to be this kind of move would not surprise me at all. I’d like to see us take Kolin Kaper, I mean Geno Smith number one overall.

    • micah stephenson

      Ron Jorwarski also said he put Geno Smith only 1 notch below Luck and RG3.

  • Jim Harper

    I can’t believe so many of you are still crying about Geno. Chew on this for a while. IT AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN. There is a much better class of QB’s next year. Here is why Geno is out at the #1 pick. If you are taken that high it is expected that you will make an immediate impact. Yes Geno has some skills, but he is still a project. If you start him immediately then he is likely to fail, and then you have just ruined a promising QB of the future. It just blows me away that so many of you think you know more than Reid or Dorsey. Spend some time looking at the brilliant moves they are making and you’ll start to feel really good about the direction this team is going.

    • micah stephenson

      Why does it matter if there is a better crop of QBs coming out next yr when we all know the Chiefs are scared to draft and develope a QB. Ok I listened to yo advice. Let me look at these moves they making and see wat direction they going. Well after looking closely it looks like they moving in circles to me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nodanep Don Pena

      Then why is it bad if they take him. No one is saying start him ahead of Alex, hell im all for a repeat of San Fran. Let Alex start and make us a 8 n 8 team for a few years while Geno learns under him then let Geno take over the team. Fact is Alex lost his job 3 times. We are not smarter then Reid n Dorsey but we also dont think safely the way the do. Alex is a safe move, geno is a unknown rookie. If your job is on the line and you just came from a bad team you would want to make a safe move too. Chip Kelly has no issues like this because he is new to the NFL and wants to take risks. Hes basically a rookie with no fear. And as far as next yrs QB class dude your dreaming if you think we have a shot at any of them, the Chiefs will finish in the middle of the road and be picking 15 or so next yr.

    • dominicscarlatti

      I think the Chiefs really need an ORT, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they took Geno. In fact, it would make a lot of sense, given Alex Smith’s contract (two years to run) and the evidently excellent job he did mentoring Kaepernick. One thing that Dorsey and Reid have demonstrated so far is they can develop and quickly implement a long-term roster plan that befuddles and confounds the so-called experts and pundits, as well as the emotionally damaged and brittle Chiefs fans who primarily populate this board.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nodanep Don Pena

    Screw cruel. Why not do exactly what the 49ers did. It worked out well for them, Alex is in his 8th season coming in and if he started for 2 yrs then they brought in Geno that would be great because we get 2 good yrs from Alex who will be in his 11th season by then and then plug the younger Qb in for the next 10. Its a team sport and its about winning.Not about one guys feelings. If Alex was as good as Brady he wouldnt have lost his job to a younger better QB. I like Alex but he is avg. and he proved that in San Fran. Brady Quinn backed up Brady pretty good but there was never a question of him replacing Tom, why because Tom never allowed that to happen. At the end of the day Alex only has himself to blame. Last yr was the 3rd time he was benched in Frisco so what does that say. Yeah yeah i can hear people saying oh what if Geno is a bust blah blah blah. Well thats true if any player, you never really know all we have is how they preform. Early on it was Geno is accurate but has no deep ball and isnt as athletic as last yrs Qb crop. Then he kills at the combine, shows his athleticism and the tune changes to “he has a great deep ball but has accuracy issues” Fast forward to today and the man throws 60 of 64 passes 2 of which were dropped by the same WR and one that was blocked by netting hanging from the ceiling. And Todd Mcshay says dont put to much into this he still has more to prove. WTF, what in the blue hell more does this kid need to do, part the red seas. I wish Reid has the fortitude to say screw what everyone says and still take him number 1. Alex is entitled to nothing and after yrs of the worst of the worst at QB we deserve to have what other elite teams have and thats depth at the most important position on the roster. QB,

  • http://www.facebook.com/nodanep Don Pena

    ps yes if Geno ends up a Raider yes that might anger me enough to stop being a KC Fan, because he will make them pay every game i guarantee that. If not us please any team but the Faders

  • Brady Warshawsky

    People keep talking about the Chiefs trading out of the #1 pick this year. I am curious to know how many times a team with the #1 Overall pick, that wanted to trade out of that spot, has been able to do so? I can’t recall any as of recently.