Talks between the Chiefs and quarterback Alex Smith on a new contract aren’t proceeding very rapidly.
So the Chiefs appear to be inclined to use a little leverage.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network said that the Chiefs “will consider” taking a first-round quarterback, since they need to “keep long-term options open.”
Do you hear that Alex? I think the kids call that a “subtweet” or something.
There’s nothing to put the cattle prod to a stubborn negotiation quite like rumors of interest in another, so why not.
With a mixed bag of quarterbacks in this draft anyway, the Chiefs ought to feel more comfortable with Smith, but if the money’s not right as he enters the final year of his contract, they need to get one before they don’t have an option.