On Tuesday, ESPN’s Ron Jaworski mentioned that he doesn’t view Chiefs QB Alex Smith as a “franchise guy” and believes there is a chance that Kansas City could target a quarterback prospect in the early rounds of this year’s draft.
Adam Teicher of ESPN.com writes that “there’s merit to this idea.”
Smith, 30 in May, is set to enter the final year of his contract and although the team has said they would like to sign him to an extension, Jaworski believes the Chiefs should stay focused on the future referring to Smith as a “stopgap guy.”
Teicher adds that if the Chiefs were to take a quarterback it would most likely have to be in the first round considering that the 49ers own their second-round pick.
Kansas City hold the No. 23 overall pick this year, so there is a chance that someone like Fresno State QB Derek Carr could fall latter portion of the first round. However, there remains a chance that they could look for someone in the third round like Zach Mettenberger, Jimmy Garoppolo or A.J. McCarron should they happen to fall that far.