The Kansas City Chiefs may have traded some high draft picks for former 49ers QB Alex Smith, but that doesn’t mean the team won’t consider selecting West Virginia QB Geno Smith with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has said that Alex Smith is the starter in Kansas City. He said he was eyeing Alex Smith from the moment he landed in KC.
He also said the team might consider Geno Smith.
Reid said the following while talking to reporters from the NFL owners meetings in Arizona.
From Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Andy Reid says he’ll evaluate 8-10 players for No. 1 pick. Asked why Alex over Geno Smith: “Doesn’t mean Geno is out of the water.” Smiles.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2013
I’ve never heard anyone use the term “out of the water” before but I think what Reid meant was that Geno Smith isn’t out of the running.
Reid’s phraseology might be a little skewed this week, considering he’s been wearing awesome Hawaiian shirts every day. That could be why he is talking about water so much. He’s in a vacation frame of mind.
Anyway, you can’t trust anything Reid says this time of year. The Chiefs will want to keep the other 31 NFL teams guessing right up until they make their draft pick in April. Reid may just want to drum up more interest in the No. 1 pick…
…or he could be serious.
What do you think?