Desmond Bishop Likely To Decide Between Chiefs, Vikings


Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have former Green Bay Packers ILB Desmond Bishop in for a visit today and according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, Bishop will make a decision about where he wants to play after meeting with KC.

From USA Today:

"Former Green Bay Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop wrapped up his visit with the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday and will now meet with the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday in an attempt to find a job before most of the NFL heads on summer vacation, a person informed of Bishop’s meeting with the Chiefs told USA TODAY Sports.The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Chiefs haven’t confirmed the visit, said Bishop has received some interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars but is likely to decide on a team after meeting with Kansas City."

The big clue here is that the source is clearly someone with a lot of knowledge of all the interested parties. In short, the “source” is Bishop’s agent. That is how the source would know the Jags are interested and that Bishop isn’t interested in the Jags.

Truth be told, if they can afford it, I think Bishop is coming to Kansas City. It all adds up. The Chiefs have a big need at ILB and Bishop has a big need to get his career on track. Chiefs GM John Dorsey was the Director of College Scouting with the Packers when Bishop was drafted so more than likely, Dorsey is a fan of Bishop and Bishop is a fan of Dorsey. The fact that the Chiefs appear to be Bishop’s last stop is also a good sign if you want him to play for KC. Bishop made sure to schedule the Vikings first but left Minnesota without a contract. If Bishop was wowed by the Vikes, he likely would have called up the Chiefs and said “thanks but no thanks.”

I am not saying this is a lock because the Chiefs will likely have to do some salary cap massaging to get Bishop on board, but that won’t stop them from signing the ILB if they really want him. Dorsey knows Bishop can play. All this really comes down to is money and where Bishop wants to play.

I think he’s a Chief by the end of the week.