I think there are very few teams that wouldn’t at least toy with the notion for a couple minutes. Even if it’s just the GM sitting in his office thinking about it and then realizing they don’t need him. However, in KC, the team made a trade for Matt Cassel, and he has not been spectacular. So, if you’re thinking about getting a new quarterback, then this might be your opportunity.
However, this team doesn’t look like it’s one QB away. I guess you could say that Romeo Crennel is a defensive coach so that means that the defense would be taken care of, but you still cannot guarantee that Peyton Manning is all they need to improve and become an elite team.
Crennel made reference to Peyton by saying:
“I’m not supposed to talk about anybody else’s players, and he’s still a player with Indianapolis, but with a talent like that, I would be crazy not to consider it if he were available. I’ll leave it at that.”
And he’s right. You would be crazy to not consider it, but I don’t think for one second that we can just assume that every team that needs to consider it can actually get the deal done. If you kind of have a quarterback, what are you going to do with the one you already have? Then, do you have enough pieces and draft picks to give the Colts in return? Or, if the Colts just let him go, are you going to want to pay him even in an incentive-based contract?. What if he hits all the incentives? I’m just saying.
So, would the Chiefs be crazy not to think about it? Yes. Should they be thinking about it? No. It’s not like that right now. They have other problems and other areas in which to grow.