“There is no quarterback where personnel guys can definitely say, ‘He’s a first-round pick,” Chiefs’ John Dorsey told the Kansas City Star.
Dorsey pointed to “inconsistencies” with the collective group.
There was not one guy that stood up and said, ‘I’m the guy in the position this year.’ There really wasn’t one clear-cut guy,” says Dorsey.
Still, Geno Smith says he’d look good in Kansas City RED.
“…I understand the Chiefs are in the position where they possibly need a quarterback,” said Smith. “They need someone who can help that franchise out. Not to bag on any guys there, it just is what it is. I believe I am that guy. With that position comes a lot of responsibility and a lot of hard work, which I’m willing to put in day in and day out.”
Florida State QB E.J. Manuel would also like to play for Andy Reid.
“I’d love to play for Kansas City as well,” said Manuel at the Senior Bowl. “I know they have the first pick and Andy Reid is the head coach there now. He’s brought up a lot of great QB’s like Donovan McNabb.”
Dorsey says“technical flaws” and flawed schemes also add to the variables.
“I think Andy is a really good evaluator of quarterbacks,” says Dorsey. “I want him and I to go to as many quarterback workouts as possible and actually set our own up.”
Doesn’t tell us when they’ll pick a QB, but tells me the Chiefs ARE picking a QB.
I have faith in Reid and Dorsey. Very simple. A picture is worth a thousand words, you’ve heard that… right? A visual of Dorsey at the Senior Bowl surrounded by his scouts and personnel guys let me know all I needed to know about Dorsey’s process. It’s a team effort.
Dorsey puts a lot of trust in his scouts along with what he knows.
It’ll be a collective sweat finding the Chiefs next quarterback. That wouldn’t have been the case with Scott Pioli who totally whiffed on Seattle’s Russell Wilson.
“The most impressive interview I’ve ever had in the last 25 years of doing this? Russell Wilson,” Dorsey said of Wilson taken by Seattle last year in the third round. “Wasn’t even close. You could feel that guy as a person, how strong he was, how intellectually deep he was, how mentally tough he was, that he had the charisma to lead other players. I always try to look at kids like I’m in the locker room and I’m a teammate. It was easy to see this guy leading a team.”
Dorsey looks for that “character of soul” to lead a franchise. That’s the fine sandpaper.
CHIEFS WILL HOST OWN WORKOUTS
I think Andy is a really good evaluator of quarterbacks,” says Dorsey. “I want him and I to go to as many quarterback workouts as possible and actually set our own up.”
With everything Dorsey told the Kansas City Star it seems every “potential” QB is mostly lumped together. The skill sets are all close, that no single QB has leaped out at the Chiefs. It’ll be about dissecting the details, like the interview and talking with the player.
After that… a gut-check.
Trust Reid’s and Dorsey’s instinct? I do. Unlike Pioli I feel Dorsey and Reid are being honest with the situation and how they feel. I like openness. Besides, most fans realize this year’s class of QB’s isn’t last years.
“On film, his (a QB) physical traits and skills will come out. But you have to over the next few weeks impress on teams the character of his soul, his ability to lead a franchise.”
A leader… OK! Chief fans want one of those!
Good day, Chief fans!