The Kansas City Chiefs will bring West Virginia QB Geno Smith to Arrowhead for a private visit, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Chiefs scouts are deep in the process of evaluating Smith, and the word is they are fascinated by him. One scout compared the way he moves to a young Donovan McNabb, raving about how he’s thrown the ball in his workouts. Though they did trade for 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, the team wouldn’t think twice about having Geno Smith on the bench behind Alex Smith for a short amount of time if he were determined to be the top overall player.
When Dorsey was in Green Bay, the team did the same with Aaron Rodgers, who sat for three seasons behind Brett Favre.
Well that could certainly change the thinking around here.
Of course, this could all me smoke and mirrors.
The Chiefs hold the No. 1 pick and it has been reported that they are interested in trading back. One way to increase the value of the pick is to make teams think that the Chiefs are seriously considering selecting Smith. That could force one of the QB desperate teams behind KC, like Buffalo for instance, to panic and put together a big package to swap spots with KC.
The quotes about McNabb are especially interesting. Everyone knows Andy Reid selected McNabb in his first draft with the Eagles so putting it out there that the Chiefs see a lot of McNabb in Smith could cause just enough doubt to get the Chiefs the trade they are looking for.
Then again, it is always possible the Chiefs really do like Smith and would love to park him on the bench for a couple of years so they can develop him into their system.
Chances are, we won’t know anything until theChiefs take the podium in April.
Anyone care to make a wager?