2016 NFL draft: Chiefs quarterback search

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Bradford has a well-earned reputation for being injury prone. With contract negotiations in the balance, he needs to prove that’s in the past. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles:  Chip Kelly has assured everyone that Sam Bradford is his guy.  I’m not sure if he is going for the dead pan comedy routine or has simply assumed we are all children…but he’s lying, and it’s pretty obvious.  Nevermind the fact that we know he was making a major play to trade up in the draft for Marcus Mariota, there is the simple fact that Bradford is either hurt or terrible.  Brodie Croyle did that for the Chiefs at a fraction of the cost.

I have to think that Kelly has Jared Goff circled, starred, highlighted, and checked on his draft board.  Kelly loves him some Pac 12 players, and this is a move that makes almost as much sense as him going after Mariota last year.  This might require the Eagles to trade up, but I think they’ll find a willing team this time around.

New York Jets:  Coming into this season, I thought the Jets would be a mess, largely due to their quarterback situation.  However, Ryan Fitzpatrick has done well in running the offense.  But Fitzpatrick has a history of doing well in his first season and then regressing afterwards.  He is also set to turn 33 next season, which means his long-term benefit to New York is definitely limited.  The Jets should most certainly be looking for a future option in this draft.

I don’t know what kind of offense Todd Bowles wants to run.  As a defensive guy, it’s not something we’ve seen before from him.  However, given his history in Arizona, I can see how he would be tempted to run a wide open offense that is pass heavy.  The Jets have the weapons for that offense too with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.  So they could certainly be in the mix, but I don’t see them moving up for anyone.

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