In today's update on the KC Chiefs, one noted Kansas City Chiefs writer believes that the team needs to be ready to draft a quarterback with the 23rd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
So says Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star in a recent article: "Considering the Chiefs' well-documented cap woes this offseason, not to mention the looming specter of outside linebacker Justin Houston’s lucrative deal, it’s certainly worth noting that the team can save a boatload of money over the next few seasons by drafting Smith's replacement in the first round this year (on a cheap five-year rookie deal), letting him sit a year or two and handing him the gig when ready."
If the KC Chiefs were to draft a quarterback in the first round, they would most likely need to be sold on whatever quarterback falls into their lap -- be it someone like Fresno State's Derek Carr or Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater.
Paylor also notes that while the KC Chiefs have been looking to extend starting quarterback Alex Smith's contract this offseason, the Chiefs may look to the draft -- if not in the first round, then in the middle to late rounds -- as a potential fallback plan if they decide Smith's contract demands don't fall into their vision of the future.
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