Former Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli has launched a media career with multiple outlets, including NBC Sports Network. On Wednesday, he appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio to discuss that trade that his former team has made for a quarterback.
And Pioli offered a caveat — the deal may not be completely finished.
“The one thing I have heard talking to some good sources is this thing has not been completely finalized yet,” Pioli said. “I think they are still working through some of the absolute details of what the compensation is. Because I think what happens in these trades, if you give up a pick for something or if you’re going to give up two picks, what’s been a new trend in the NFL is people generally kick picks back. Because teams don’t like to see their, even if they are going to give up a higher pick they want to get something later in the draft so they at least have a volume of picks to have more opportunities.”
In other words, if the Chiefs are giving up a second-round pick to the 49ers, they could be getting a seventh-round pick back from the 49ers.
Even if a deal is finalized, nothing is official until both teams call in the trade to the league office. And that can’t even happen until after 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 12.