Chief Concerns: Robbie Tinton
Tuesday, February 20, 2013, the Kansas City Chiefs personnel and coaching staff began two separate journeys. Expedition one from Kansas City to Indianapolis and trip two a new beginning to the franchises future. Head Coach Andy Reid and numerous other members of the Chiefs’ staff left to go to Indianapolis to start their search for future Chiefs players and hopefully our new quarterback… “Mr. Right.”
“At the combine all the coaches will be looking at scheme first and then breaking it up into position,” said Reid in a interview with Metro Sports.
The quarterback is our main priority and the earlier we decide a smart decision to resolve our issue at quarterback we can then surround him with smart players who make him better and a franchise quarterback,” says Reid.
“We won’t just be looking at skills either, we don’t care if our future quarterback doesn’t play the prettiest but if he has the abilities to win games and lead a team,” says Reid. “There may not be a cut clear top quarterback this year but we will find our man.”
Even Chiefs new General Manager John Dorsey told the Kansas City Star that, “There is no quarterback where personnel guys can definitely say, ‘He’s a first-round pick’.”
It’s becoming more and more apparent that Kansas City may not draft a quarterback first, but later. Only the Combine and time will tell.
Dorsey and Reid have both said one similar thing in all their interviews. They are both looking for a “franchise player” who will lead this team to success.
Throughout these interviews, they’ve never said what position this franchise player could be. Many Chiefs fans take it (or hope it is) the quarterback position; but sources from inside the Chiefs have been looking at players from other positions. Sources say they have been in communication with players such as Tyler Eifert, tight end out of Notre Dame, Barrett Jones, offensive lineman out of Alabama and Terrance Williams, wide receiver out of Baylor. After cutting tight end Kevin Boss and wide receiver Steve Breaston, I believe the Chiefs will defiantly pursue both positions at the Combine.
Dorsey said “There is no quarterback where personnel guys can definitely say, ‘He’s a first-round pick,’” they are still scouting quarterbacks at the Combine.
Reid stated in a interview with the press, “We are view tape every week and trying to find our guy, This includes rookies and free agents. Matt Flynn is always a trading option from the Seahawks and the same applies with Alex Smith but before we jump the gun we are still scouting rookies and are going to wait until the combine is finished. We already know to great rookies who would fit in the Chiefs being Tyler Wilson [from] Arkansas and Geno Smith [from] West Virginia but as I said right now we are on the fence split between the two.”
Nobody will know what the next move will be in Kansas City to find our Mr. Right but like I said only time and the Combine will tell.