Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) and head coach Charlie Strong gesture towards the stands after the Cardinals beat the Miami Hurricanes 36-9 to win the Russell Athletic Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Jeremiah’s Mock Draft Has A Key Twist For Chiefs


NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah has released his newest mock draft and there is a big surprise to go with it. Jeremiah has mocked Teddy Bridgewater to number 26, three spots below the Chiefs’ pick.

Here’s what Bryan Fischer had to say about it.

Jeremiah has two other quarterbacks going ahead of Bridgewater and, with most of the teams in the middle of the first round not looking for somebody under center, the result is a huge drop to the Browns at No. 26. The former NFL scout still believes Bridgewater is the top quarterback in the draft this year but notes that there are few teams that are getting exciting about him. We’ll guess the Browns would be thrilled if he falls to them at the back of the first round, however.

“A mock draft is more about what you’re hearing out there and there was never a lot of buzz about Bridgewater before. Then there was a lot of negative attention coming out of that pro day,” Jeremiah said. “This drop isn’t purely about his pro day, it’s because I haven’t been able to get a lot of enthusiasm about him from executives around the league I talked to.”

Jeremiah has Kansas City taking Marqise Lee at number 23, but if Teddy Bridgewater is available then John Dorsey has to take him, right? Not very often does a quarterback many have as a top five overall pick fall to the mid-20′s. The Chiefs absolutely need to take Bridgewater if Jeremiah’s scenario plays out.

Do you agree? Should the Chiefs take Bridgewater or should they pass?

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  • Austin New

    Depends on if we get another WR in FA. If we do, then yes take him. If we don’t, then take a WR in the draft. We need offensive weapons that will start this year.

  • Josh Landers

    Absolutely not. I understand the bpa strategy but until you have solid pieces in place on your starting roster I don’t think it applies as much. We need either an og or a wr in the first. We already have a qb to groom. Plus they are already trying to extend as11. Drafting bridgewater would be a terrible idea IMNSHO. GO CHIEFS!!!

    • Nick

      This very same strategy worked pretty well for the Packers. When they drafted Aaron Rodgers they had a very healthy Favre under contract. I would jump all over this. Elite QB’s are difference makers not OG’s

      • clay simester

        Since when is Bridgewater elite? His best asset is that he’s supposedly the most “nfl ready” qb in the draft. He doesn’t even have any elite skills really, just polish

        • Nick

          Bridgewater is thought to be the best QB in this draft. He has been since last year. No one has ever compared him to Peyton Manning, I will admit, but Aaron Rodgers wasn’t thought to be an elite QB either, just a QB that was supposed to be a Top 10 pick. He slid to the Packers, got to learn as the backup for a couple of years, and when Favre was gone he had became what he is today. You tell me if he is elite. If Bridgewater were to fall to KC then he could have the very same scenario. I would much rather spend a 1st rd pick on the best QB in the draft vs the best OG or 5th or 6th best WR in the draft as was suggested in the original post.

          • micah stephenson

            They dont care about QB around here. They think Alex is good enough. What is more laughable is they will say the top QBs suck every yr but turn around and say Tyler Bray is the QBOTF.

          • Nick

            Smith is good enough and should be our QB for the next 2-3 years. Look at Andy’s history and how he used the QB position to build his team. The Eagles had McNabb, the Detmers, Kolb, Vick, Foles, and I’m sure I am missing a couple others. He turned many of these guys into future draft picks. Andy loves the QB position. Much like pitchers being the currency of baseball, QB’s make the world go round in the NFL. As a draft strategy, if the best QB is on the board when you pick, you should take him. Peyton, Brady, Bree’s, Rodgers do a lot to cover their team’s weaknesses. KC hasn’t had an elite QB since Lenny “the cool” was manning our offense. Ironically that is also the last time we experienced success in the post season.

          • micah stephenson

            I’m all for loading up at the most important position on the field. The QB. Draft Bridgewater or Carr!

          • Josh Landers

            We made it to the afc championship with Montana.

          • Nick

            Not interested in making it to the AFC Championship Game. I want to see the Chiefs win SuperBowls, yes that is plural, in my lifetime. Not make it to 1 AFC Championship game. The only way to do that is to have an elite QB.

          • Josh Landers

            I agree. I want to see a dynasty just as much as any chiefs fan. But just ask rothlesberger if it takes an elite qb to win a sb. Or Trent dilfer. Or Russell Wilson. We are headed in the right direction. Have patience.

          • Josh Landers

            It’s not that we don’t care. And bray COULD be our qbotf. Plus, he was only 21 when we drafted him. Honestly, no one knows if he’s gonna be any good or not because we haven’t seen enough of him. We have time, though, to replace him if not. There are qb’s playing in college that will be in future drafts. This isn’t the only one and tb and Carr (who will be gone anyway and probably tb too) are not the only qb’s available, now or in the future.

          • Nick

            My point is that if he is available, it is incumbent upon the Chiefs to select the best QB in the draft at pick 23 if he is still. Turn that into multiple #1′s or a #1 & multiple #2′s & #3′s. You are out of your mind if you think that we will win the division this year see the Broncos and Chargers. Don’t sell the farm, just take every opportunity to build for the future. And you must have an OG, he just isn’t worth the 23rd pick. You can find him in rd 3, 4, 5.

          • Josh Landers

            You make a good point. With no second round pick and picking 23rd, i think we have more pressing needs. Honestly, I would like to see us take cooks in the first and then grab another wr like Brandon Coleman later. There should be plenty of udfa wr’s available too so drafting a second may be just wishful thinking. And if we can get a decent guard later I’m all for it.

          • Tyler_KC_Fan

            No one is saying that they suck. Bortles is going to be a stud, Bridgewater has an opportunity to be successful depending on what team he is drafted to as well. Carr isn’t even considered to be a top QB anymore and Manziel is easy to be critical of because he is a short QB that runs before he throws (something that really doesn’t translate well in the NFL). Murray, Mettenburg, McCarron and Garoppolo have a better chance at having a better career than Carr.

            The reality of the situtation is they wont make it to 23. Bridgewater won’t fall out of the top 10, neither will Manziel and Brotles is more than qualified of being the first overall pick. And Murray, Mettenburg, McCarron and Garoppolo aren’t worth the 1R pick either. So wasting a pick on one of them doesn’t help the team in the least bit. Those QBs are more of a 2R pick QB, which is a round we don’t have. And then we would have FOUR QBs. Pointless. GET OVER IT, WE AREN’T DRAFTING A QB BECAUSE WE DON’T HAVE ROOM MUCH LESS THE NEED FOR ONE.

            What’s laughable is you saying we need to draft a QB with the 23rd pick when we only have 6 picks in the draft. We need to improve out OL, LB, DE, DB, and WR. A QB isn’t high on our list, and the QBs that would be worth a 1R draft by the Chiefs aren’t going to make it to 23, so the idea that we might be able to get Bridgewater is a joke.

            What’s laughable is you think Bray is a dead beat. Bray was scouted to have tthe most upside out of any QB taken in the 2013 NFL draft. He has the strongest arm out of any QB in the 2013 NFL draft. He has a head coach that can easily make him the QBOTF.

          • Danny W

            It doesn’t matter what fans think it only matters what Reid thinks. If he had Mike Vick and still drafted Foles he would take Bridgewater if he fell to us there. I don’t doubt it for a second. It’s only the most important position on the field.

      • Josh Landers

        Ask jay cutler and tony romo how much of a difference og’s make.

        • KCMikeG

          The OG is very important but there is equal talent at the position in rounds 3-5 so it doesn’t make sense to pick one at #23. Now WR, FS or DE would be better choices with our first pick.

          • Tony Parker

            I couldn’t agree more Mike, whatever we can do to get more picks though, I am all for. I firmly believe we should be looking at

    • Troy Utt

      Couldn’t agree with you more in respect to having a QB on staff to groom! Until we have written him off there is no way we should waste a pick on another unless you are staring down the throat of the next Luck!
      WR, S, OG, it’s a deep draft so picking up depth later is very doable…

      • micah stephenson

        Naturally you would pass up on a QB for a S or guard when you can get those anywhere anytime. Wr is deep this yr too.

        • Troy Utt

          Just as the post read & in no particular order we need WR, S & OL help… Yes myself & 99.9% of all others would pass on MOST QB’s as we have a more than capable stable of both starting & developmental QB’s!
          I am hoping Abdullah makes the starting rotation this season as he proved last year he was capable of holding down the position. Still we are going to need help in the outfield… Demps is gone, we sent Lewis packin’, & we’ll need someone else to step in & help especially if Coop struggles again this year!

    • micah stephenson

      We have solid pieces. We have no holes on the team. We need a 2nd wr but the draft is deep enough to get a #2 wr later in the draft. Why extend a 30 yr old QB for 15 mill a yr when a rookie might make 4 mill a yr. Guard in the 1st round over a QB????? Are you serious?

      • Josh Landers

        No holes? We just lost 3 starters on our o-line, bowe is our only proven wr, joe mays may or may not fill our mlb slot next to DJ, we have no depth at olb, little depth in the secondary, and only Davis to spell jc.

        Alex smith may not have the strongest arm but he had the best dt to int ratio in the league, again, last year. He is getting older but his decision making will be very useful in grooming our qbotf, whoever that might be. Bray showed well in the preseason last year. In a couple of years he could be our starter. And yes, I would take a guard over a qb in the draft this year. Sure, we could skip bolstering the line and trade alex smith and draft tb and then watch him run for his life behind an o-line that can’t protect him. That’s much better than protecting a proven qb that looked great in the second half of the season when he got comfortable (along with the rest of the players) in the system? If bray is not our answer, we still have a couple if years to find someone who will be.

      • Tyler_KC_Fan

        What QB are you drafting Micah?

        You keep saying the A. Smith weil be 30 years old this year…
        Aaron Rodgers – 30 years old
        Drew Brees – 35 years old
        Tom Brady – 36 years old
        Payton Manning – 37 years old
        Eli Manning – 33 years old
        Philip Rivers – 32 years old
        Jay Cutler – 30 years old
        Ben Roethlisberger – 32 years old

        Are you saying that when all of these QBs turned 30 their team should have dropped them and let them walk because they were 30 years old and they had a chance to get a better QB?

        It’s a good thing you don’t manage a team, because you would have a team full of QBs.

        • micah stephenson

          6 of those QBs won super bowl rings, the other two are just Alex Smith’s.

          • Tyler_KC_Fan

            You didn’t answer my question, what QB (that will realistically be at the 23rd pick or in the later rounds) are you drafting that give the Chiefs a better chance of winning a Super Bowl than Alex Smith does?

            P.s. Drew Brees (one of the best QBs to play in the league) didn’t win his Super Bowl till he was 30. Payton Manning, who is 37, had the best year of any QB to ever play in the NFL. Kurt Warner was 37 when he lead ARZ to the Super Bowl in 2008 as well. Your age doesn’t matter, what matters is your ability to stay healthy and your surrounding cast.

  • Allison Bell

    Off topic why have we not brought in Chris Clemons to look at him at safety is he that bad? I know we are relying on Sanders Commings but we really don’t know what he will do in the NFL.

    • Michael Shaw

      Or how healthy he can stay…………………………

    • berttheclock

      He is visiting the Lions, today.

    • micah stephenson

      With 3 mill in cap space left we might not b able to afford him. I was still hoping to get him, S.Phillips, A.Cason, Ed.Dickson, D.Alexander

  • Hawthorne

    Sure. With a little development from Reid we could turn him into multiple draft picks or our QBOTF. I love Smith, I don’t think we need a new QB, but if we gave 2 2nd rounders for Smith, you can bet someone else would give a lot more for a young 1st round QB Reid has worked with.

    • tm1946

      Or….. SMith plays this year, QB of the future sits for one year to learn, then your options are open. We are not going to the superbowl this year anyway.

      • micah stephenson

        I Agree.

    • micah stephenson

      If we drafted Bridgwater, why not trade the older, scrubbier, more expensive, Alex Smith for a pick or two?

      • Hawthorne

        Whoever is better. If Smith plays like he did the second half of the season, I think we keep him till he retires. If Bridgewater is better we would obviously keep him, but I don’t know if he will be.

  • tm1946

    Supposedly the draft is rich in OL and WR so why not take a player the Chiefs are not desperate for, If Reid thinks he is that good, grab him, Heck we let almost the entire OL walk and some say, they were not that good anyway. Why not grab a QB for the ages.

    • jimfromkcj

      tm1946, I think skinny not very big boned guys like RGIII have GM’s spooked with the way every team is going after pass rushers who will lay the wood to QB’s. It really doesn’t make any difference how good a guy can spin the ball if they are just always one hit away from spending the rest of the season on IR. With our cap situation we don’t have much choice in the matter of the draft. I still say we should start unloading all players who aren’t living up to what we are paying them. Flowers and Hali would be on the trading block tomorrow. Get rid of the big salaries and use it on some playmakers. It’s the only way I see of keeping Houston and Smith. If anyone thinks a mill and a half is going to satisfy their agents after the season they just had, they are stupid or living in dreamland. It is going to take a minimum of 3 and a half Mill for each of these guys or you take a chance of them walking. And it could take a lot more than that depending on how greedy their agents are.

      • micah stephenson

        I could easily see Alex wanting 10-15 mill a yr and Houston 5-10 mill a yr.

      • berttheclock

        RGIII stands six two and weighs 218. Aaron Rodgers stands six two and weighs 225 pounds. Yeah, that extra 7 pounds can really absorb hits, eh?

        • jimfromkcj

          bert, two guys can be basically the same size, but their bone structure could be entirely different. Big boned guys can stand a lot more punishment than small boned guys. Most of us who were against selling the farm for RGIII feel perfectly validated by events.

      • KCMikeG

        Sorry but Hali had a pick 6, just as many sacks (11) and more tackles than Houston. The jury is still out on Flowers as he changed systems, positions and was playing hurt all last year. I think we could restructure both of their contracts to help us with our cap # but Flowers has been and Hali is a major contributor to our success.

  • Michael Enloe

    No, because he’s not a very good QB. He has played against crappy competition.

    • Danny W

      Please use some examples as to why this young man is not very good. I think anyone whose seen any of his play at all would seriously disagree.

  • Stan Colbert

    Draft him and trade him to Cleveland for Mack and 2 round pick.

  • Troy Utt

    That’s a HUGE negatory there Ben, Jeremiah has got his twist all twerked outa shape! I try not to rely to heavily on Mayok & many of the others over at NFL, but not only were most every one of their reports the same, but they virtually mirrored many of the 30 teams that were present for his work-out.
    The report afterwards said his Pro-Day workout was average at best, & being that those are scripted it should have really put on a show! Especially considering he chose not to participate in the Sr. Bowl & did not throw at the combine!
    Write it off to a bad day if you will, but combined with all the others, & the lack of competition during the season it raises enough question to pass on him and stick to our original plan… Draft picks are at a premium this year!

    • micah stephenson

      There will ALWAYS b a reason not to get a QB. Sad.

      • Troy Utt

        What sense does it make Micah? We have QB’s under contract & obvious holes to fill with VERY limited draft picks! Needing help at WR, S, & OL, & depth thru-out. Why would we take Bridgewater @ 23?
        Especially after noting all the negatives above, a project in need of developement which we already have on staff. Again I say It’s not like he’s a Luck or another top talent… It would be a wasted pick!
        It would be simply foolish to throw more money at the situation at this point. It’s called throwing good money after bad!

        • micah stephenson

          The sense that it makes is the best QB fell to you so take him. We need QBOTF anyway. Luck is a once every ten yrs QB. The other 9 yrs you get a bridgewater. What holes? Berry and Abdullah/Commings at safety, we have 4 starters on the oline and 3 young guys that can step up into to RG spot, wr can b had 3rd or even trade from that spot, depth through out can b had later rounds.

          • Troy Utt

            Great point WR’s will be available til the 3rd, as that is normally where you pick up your OL etc..but the draft is deep ths year.
            A couple things to consider, not only does KC have need at other positions but they have the opportunity to draft a couple of WR’s if they should fall to them (bpa).
            Not only could the Chiefs potentially find themselves a true #1 WR, but we must also remember that Bowe could also very well be out serving suspension due to his off-field legal issues…

          • Michael Paniccia

            bridgewater isnt the best QB in the draft!.

          • micah stephenson

            Yes he is

  • Michael Paniccia

    absolutely not!! if anybody wants to make a deal to draft Bridgewater @ 23 then please, by all means. honestly i think we will be able to still take Lee a few picks later if anybody like Cleveland wants to move up.. a 2nd round pick would be nice, included with swapping picks. im all in, whatever J. Dorsey and Coach Reid do.!!

    • micah stephenson

      So we get Lee and he ends up being another Baldwin, Jenkins, or Avery. We need to take a chance on a QB.

      • Michael Paniccia

        Micah, Did you know that our WR Coach was at combine running all the WR drills? also it is one of our biggest need. TRUST IN ANDY DUDE. btw i like the Florida state wr better.

        • micah stephenson

          Our wr coach has ran the wr drills at the combine the last 3 or 4 yrs now.

          • Michael Paniccia

            yes! 2- 3 years. i agree with you 105%!! if Bridgewater is the best talent after 22 picks then yes draft him. we might trade out of the first round, ether way i have faith in our coaching staff/front office to make the right decisions. we need Depth at DL and Ol ! it should be the most important need right now! battles are won in the trenches! look at this past Superbowl, Seattle manhandled Denver at the line of scrimmage. SF is built the same way. Hopefully we can restructure smith, Bowe, and Berry. we can’t lose Houston!(he will be expensive).. Tamba is getting old!! we need to win now!! i just don’t see us using our first pick on a QB. later on maybe.

    • Danny W

      If that kind of talent falls in your lap at the most important position on the field you take him. Cut Daniels and move on. That would be how I’d play it anyway. Smith needs a number two in all but quarterback is the most important piece for any teams future.

      • Michael Paniccia

        yea? did you watch the same superbowl i did??? the best QB-EVER didn’t have 3 seconds to throw the ball!! we need depth at O-line and a Nasty rotation and depth @ DL first!! it is the most important! Andy Reid will find another Foles in Round 5-6.

  • Tyler_KC_Fan

    What if…just thinking out loud here.

    What if we some how managed to get Cleveland to swap 1st round picks with us, and we get their 2R (35th overall pick) or 3R pick. That way we only drop back 3 spots, still have a chance of getting Beckham/Cooks and we gain another draft pick.

    If somehow Bridgewater does drop to 23rd and Cleveland still needs a QB, that could be a huge insintive for Cleveland to make the trade with us. I bet Cleveland would rather have Bridgewater then Carr, and Carr is going to drop that far.

    If Cleveland won’t make the trade, then there is absoultely no reason to draft Bridgewater. He won’t play for quite a few years and we have Bray. We have more need at OL, DB, WR and DE. QB shouldn’t be on the radar for us.

    • berttheclock

      Problem with that is there is only 60 points difference between the 23 spot and the 26 spot. 23 is worth 760 points and 26 is worth 700. So, if Cleveland did swap those picks, they would only have to give up 60 points which would be the equivalent of the 117 pick in the 4th round. There is no way they would give up their 35 pick which is worth 550 points.

      • Tyler_KC_Fan

        Not sure I’m following how points have anything to do with trading back in the draft…

        • berttheclock

          Most GMs rely on the point system of positions, so, when, they make draft day trades, they can check the value of points. The list is available on Google. The list starts at 3000 for the top pick and descends after that. So, if a team gives up a higher rated pick for a lower pick, they would want to make up the difference with an added pick down the line.

          • Chris Tarrants

            Maybe he didn’t blow it on Baldwin? Maybe just maybe it could be his best pick ever! Long shot I know but if Jenkins turns the corner and becomes a true number one then in karma’s twisted way of working things out it would be a win win. Win because Dorsey looks like a genius for making the trade and a win because it just solidifies the idea that Pioli is a moron, I know it’s a long shot but weirder stuff has happened

          • cyberry

            Actually, what I was hoping for (mind you it’s a long shot)..Texans takes Clowney with the 1st pick. Then Carr or I guess Bridgewater drops to 23.. Then Texans trade up to us to get their “francise QB” ..we receive pick #33 and #64.. If you hoping for a WR with the first pick..(which I’m not..we didn’t lose the wild-card game because we could score pts..but everybody has there own opinion).. Davante Adams is perfect for the Chiefs offense and to compliment Bowe.. he doesn’t wait for the ball, he reaches out plucks it out of the air. Plus a 39 1/2 inch vertical leap with body control..Then turns into a running back with 4.4 (pro day) speed..

    • Michael Paniccia

      YES TYLER!!! omg somebody that actually understands football!!!!! 100% agree

  • berttheclock

    Not much posted about Alex Smith, Trent Dilfer and Trent Green hanging together for the Fresno State Pro Day watching Derek Carr, or were they secretly checking out the fast wide out, instead?

  • clay simester

    I seriously hope micah doesn’t see this article. He’ll be pre-ordering his Bridgewater jersey before the weekend is over

    • berttheclock

      No, he is still upset AA is using the photo of Vance Walker getting ready to lower the boom on Geno.

      • micah stephenson

        I like Walker, but that picture is not cool! Lol

    • micah stephenson

      You right. I’m tempted to order that Jersey right now. I always give a comment a like when I see my name in it. Lol.

  • Michael Shaw

    I know nothing about Bridgewater, so I am not really sure that I can honestly give an informed opinion. However, we need a starting offensive guard, WR, FS and more back up linemen. Hopefully if this scenario does end up with him falling to our pick, there might be a team that wants to get ahead of cleveland to land him and we can get a 2nd rounder because we need one badly!!!

    • sidibeke

      Wrote my comment before I read yours. Agreed.

  • sidibeke

    They trade with someone who NEEDS Bridgewater and gets a 2nd rounder.

    • Nick

      If they do this, they better get more than a 2nd rounder.

      • Michael Paniccia

        we can swap picks with someone behind us and receive a 2nd + 3rd round pick, in addition with their first pick.

        • Butch Davis

          at the very least a 2nd this and next year

  • Daniel Mayfield

    They keep talking about not having any “class A” QB in the draft this season. I say, let him pass. If they want a rookie, get 1 in the 3rd or 4th where Montana Wilson came in. They need somebody like Lee, or better, or a player for the OL. Somebody that can help that rookie QB they might pick later in the draft with either blocking for him or getting the ball to him.
    We’ve seen Smith and Daniels, they are both good for the team.

    • Nick

      Chase Daniel sucks, I’m sorry to the Mizzou fans on here, but he is not an NFL QB. Great college, ie system QB, but it doesn’t translate to the pros.

    • micah stephenson

      The QBs in the 3rd and 4th won’t b any good. Get Bridgewater if he available.

      • Josh Landers

        Tom Brady was drafted in the 6th round because he “wasn’t any good”.

        • micah stephenson

          He wasn’t that good. He is a rare situation. He developed in a special way that is not normal.

          • Michael Paniccia

            Hey Ryan Leaf was the best QB too in his draft! Brady Is really good. you don’t know football. Bridgewater Sucks

  • TAZMOSIS

    Bridgewater? Really? Did we forget abut Tyler Bray? And the Chiefs got him as a UFA. Bray is infinitely more talented than Bridgewater and has the size and tools to be really good. Besides, if we draft another QB, what do we do with Smith? Let Reid get Smith signed long-term and coach up Bray, and go after a safety or receiver. Drafting another QB makes zero sense. And, TB is certainly not a “franchise” guy.

    • micah stephenson

      How does it make Zero sense when Alex will b 30, on the last yr if his contract, and wanting 10-15 mill a yr?

      • TAZMOSIS

        Alex is in his prime and will get a long-term deal. 15 mil is probably realistic in today’s NFL. Our safeties have potential, but only Berry is proven. Safety, receiver, D-line and O-line should be our priorities. As for Bridgewater, dude is not going to come in and start.

  • Brian Dempsey

    No, the Chiefs should not take a QB with their top draft pick. Bray is already in house & has time to develop and none of these QB prospects are head and shoulders above him.

    • micah stephenson

      Bridgewater is waaay better than Bray. Wouldn’t take him long to pass up Alex on the depth chart too.

      • KCMikeG

        He better be since he is a 1st round pick vs Bray as an UDRFA! Bridgewater would pass AS11 based on what? Having never taking a snap in the NFL? Because you think so?

        • micah stephenson

          Bridgewater would pass Ass11 based on hope. Lol

    • Danny W

      I like Bray but he isn’t Teddy Bridgewater good Sir.

  • CashGameND

    shocked by the amount of “we have bray” comments. Do you all not remember the Chiefs did have picks late in the draft & chose not to use them on Bray. Clearly our own team didn’t see him as the talent that all our fans now believe he has. He does have the tools to develop into something great, but theres no reason to act like hes some prized jewel that we can’t mess with or improve upon. If Dorsey believes in the Rodgers method of grooming behind a starter for several years, and MORE IMPORTANTLY, he believe Bridgewater could 1 day have the elite level talent (like rodgers) if groomed for several years, then yes he should draft him. Anytime you can put an elite level qb on your roster, even if you have needs now, when that elite talent is ready you can be a contender every year regardless of what other roster issues you have.

    • Chris Tarrants

      He was projected as a second or third round pick but his maturity issues are what kept people away. The kid has mad skills, he just needs to get his head on straight and keep it that way. If he had the maturity level of Andrew Luck did at the same time then he would have been starting for some te this past year. Reid seems to have a low tolerance for BS, as long as he keeps his head down and stats out if trouble then he could will be a good QB at some point in the near future

      • micah stephenson

        Uh no! If you got mad QB skills, then even with “maturity issues”, you still get drafted somewhere. Bray called the Chiefs begging for a job, saying Ried gets QBs paid even when they suck. Lol.

        • Chris Tarrants

          So if they benched Smith and made Bray the starter that would make you mad?

          • micah stephenson

            I don’t think Bray is any good. I’d play Alex or Daniels 1st.

          • Danny W

            I’m not convinced Daniels is the answer for the future. I don’t think you are either.

          • micah stephenson

            Heck knaw I’m not. I’m just saying SMITH and Daniels are ahead of Bray.

        • Troy Utt

          You couldn’t be more wrong! Bray was set to sign with Miami & Dorsey & Reid convinced him this was a better situation for him!

          • micah stephenson

            Ok. That don’t change the fact that 32 teams found him unworthy of a draft pick.

          • Troy Utt

            Bridgewater has fallen like a brick since his Heisman ordeal…
            Talk about a clip-board holder? Here’s your man!

          • Jim Harper

            Not only that but he looked horrible at his own pro day. You pro day is the one time you have to really shine. You’re throwing to your own receivers and have had an opportunity to orchestrate your entire workout. I’ll pass!

          • Troy Utt

            That was my original point before it got twisted into an arguement w/ 1of2 remaining “so-called fans” who are anti Alex Smith, anti Tyler Bray, etc…
            30 of 32 NFL teams were present for his workout to witness what Mayok described as “very average” as best! Which lead to my point of why waste a pick when Bray is on staff capable of making above average passes & the Chiefs have so many needs!!!
            With holes still at WR and S, depth needed on the OL, pass rush &, secondary those picks are like gold this year! Especially since we have no cap space…

          • Jim Harper

            I know Troy. I continue to be amazed at how many of these people just do not understand how it works. It’s not like baseball where you can spend all you want on players or how important draft picks are and you have to make sure you are right because you do not have the luxury of waiting for guys to mature into starters. As Ron White says “you can’t fix stupid” and that is what we are fighting all the time.

          • Troy Utt

            You Can’t Fix Stupid!!! Very well put.

      • Danny W

        Yeah Ryan Mallet fell to third round with the same thing. He’s going to be Tom’s heir. He didn’t go undrafted though. Bray is good and I hold out for him but not while passing on Teddy Bridgewater. That would be insane.

    • Nick

      Finally.

    • micah stephenson

      YES YES YES!!!!!! I here “Bray looked good last yr”. By whos standards??? Only thing I saw from Bray is his arm is A LOT stronger than Ass11′s arm. Well most college and high QBs have a stronger arm than Alex so that’s not enough to make you a QBOTF. We have very lil needs, mayby a #2. Draft or trade up for bridgewater and we would have the rest of the draft to get a #2.

  • micah stephenson

    Draft the best QB in the 1st rd and a wr for him to throw to in the 3rd rd is the best thing you could do. Which means we won’t b doing that. Thats too much like right.

  • micah stephenson

    A QB in the 1st rd? Yea right! Never! They have not drafted a QB 1st round in 30 yrs.

  • micah stephenson

    Most AA readers will say pass on a QB and draft a wr that migh have about the same production as Avery, when they can draft that same type of guy 3rd rd.

    • Michael Paniccia

      OL Or DL not Bridgewater. i dont care how much u like him.

      • micah stephenson

        Oline and Dline is already set.

  • micah stephenson

    Abdullah is our safety. We need a #2 but that can b had 2nd (trade up) or 3rd rd. Of corse draft Bridgewater.

    • Michael Paniccia

      Abdullah is a band-aid lol Sanders C will be the guy!

      • micah stephenson

        Abdullah is an upgrade over Lewis and if Sanders is better good. FS problem solved.

  • micah stephenson

    Your asking a guy who has a Bridgewater helmet on in his profile pic if the Chiefs should draft him? Lol.

  • Michael Paniccia

    this will be the best decision to make : In the 2013 NFL Draft, the team with the number one pick had it’s choice of Andrew Luck, RGIII, or the less hyped but now Super Bowl ring toting Russell Wilson. Last year, the only year in the organization’s history, we had the number one overall pick and the pool of prospects was as shallow as a Kardashian. This year, once again, the draft is teeming with incredible prospects and we sit with a pick in the twenties. Last year the top two guards went in the top ten selections. This year, the top rated guard could very well be available at our selection, making Yankey the best player available by value.

    people we need depth on the O-line!

    • micah stephenson

      The oline. I’m sick of the oline. Every yr, its the oline. We never get a QB.

  • tnafam

    why do chiefs HAVE to take Bridgewater if he’s avail? there is a reason why he’s available. Just like Geno Smith last year

    • Ben Nielsen

      Aaron Rodgers went 24 overall. Colin Kaepernick is a 2nd round pick. Russell Wilson is a third round pick. Drew Brees is a second round pick. Sometimes NFL teams screw up.

      This is a much better quarterback class than last year and Bridgwater is considered to be the best of them. Would be hard to pass if he’s there at 23.

      • micah stephenson

        Ditto