We’ve all heard the adage “buy the rumor, sell the news.” While it applies to stocks well, it doesn’t apply to NFL players. Rather the opposite is true, teams must pass on the rumor, or uncertainty, and buy the proven thing. This is why the Chiefs must actively work to trade for Bad Touch Ben. Is he a dick? Sure is. Is he one hell of a QB? Damn straight. Is he more of a sure thing than Cassel? Without a doubt.
The trade Pioli should be looking to make is Cassel plus the #5 overall pick for Bad Touch Ben and the #18 overall pick. This helps the Chiefs in more than one way. First, we instantly get better at QB. Personal issues aside, no one can argue that Cassel is better than Bad Touch Ben. Secondly, it puts the Chiefs in a better draft position to take a player of need. Specifically, it puts the Chiefs in a position to take Maurkice Pouncey.
KC is in a tough spot, none of the picks at #5 really make sense, really have any value. The online needs help but it needs help inside, specifically at center. We need an inside linebacker but we don’t want to pay an unproven McClain as much if not more as Dansby. We need help at safety but safety can be had in round 2 (not to mention that Berry is the most overrated player in this draft).
It makes sense on too many levels not to pursue it. It won’t be popular at first but winning will cure any apprehension with the fans and a change of scenery would to wonders for Bad Touch Ben. Plus Pouncey would look great in red.