Bill Williamson of ESPN.com writes that “unless something drastically changes” the Chiefs will not use their first-round pick on a quarterback.
Williamson points to the fact that this year’s quarterback class is believed to be weak and adds that that the Chiefs will likely address other needs with No. 1 overall pick.
Should that end up being the case, the Chiefs could target a quarterback in the second-round and look at add a veteran at some point this offseason. Williamson specifically mentions Alex Smith and Matt Flynn as two potential options for Kansas City.
This only reinforces the notion that West Virginia QB Geno Smith and the other quarterback prospects have some serious concerns to address in the coming months. With that being said, draft analysts like Mike Mayock have gone on the record stating that as many as three quarterbacks could be taken in the first-round of this year’s draft.