They have the option to test the open market with free agents or try to trade for a quarterback of their choice. They also have the option of drafting a quarterback first overall. Sports fans have voiced their opinion on which choice is the correct one constantly. SportsNation polled the question nationwide and as of 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 13, the results are one sided.
A vast majority, 79 percent, of the total voters believe that the Chiefs should try free agency or trade instead of the draft. Voters in all but one state, West Virginia, voted against drafting a starting quarterback. Missouri voted overwhelmingly: 76 percent for free agency or trade instead of drafting a starting quarterback.
The numbers are completely one-sided. The entire country feels like the Chiefs should test the free agent market or trade for their quarterback of the future. The two big questions now are: will Chiefs management listen and who is the best quarterback available? It is extremely unlikely the Baltimore Ravens will allow Joe Flacco to leave and Alex Smith is not getting any younger. NFL draft expert Mel Kiper agreed with the voters, believing that the quarterback class was weak this year.
The most popular quarterback in this year’s draft is Geno Smith. The last four No. 1 overall selections have been quarterbacks. History points to the Chiefs selecting Smith first overall on draft day. But the voters have spoken, so will management listen?
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