Ok, so this morning I heard Danny Parkins on 610 ask a hypothetical question, and I'm curious as to what people think: Based on what Oakland gave up for Palmer (a 1st and a 2nd round pick) would you trade more than that for Peyton Manning if the Colts end up in a position to draft Andrew Luck?
A lot of factors go into this, including Peyton's age, health, and hit he would put on the salary cap. But I'm not entirely sure. On one hand, the Chiefs have a ton of talent at multiple positions, and I believe they are 1 QB away from being legit contenders. Imagine Joe Montana 2.0 playing with Charles, Moeaki, Bowe, Breaston and Baldwin. Sick. On the other hand, those draft picks would add a lot of needed depth, and we might be able to hit on a player or two that could push the overall talent of this team to a level that wouldn't need an elite QB to contend.
Case in point, imagine if we fielded a defense with pro bowlers like Hali, Flowers, Berry, Lewis, and DJ. Now suppose that Powe develops into a stud NT and Dorsey and TJax either stay at the same level or continue to improve. Suppose that Houston improves. Now suppose we draft a guy like, oh, I dunno... Vontaze Burfict from AZ State. Tell me that wouldn't be one of the best defenses in the NFL.
So, suppose the Chiefs have the option to trade for Peyton for say... two 1st round picks and a 2nd. Do you take that trade? Or do you stand pat with Cassel and continue to build a bad ass team through the draft? What about options 3 and 4? Trade for the first overall pick, or draft a QB with the card that you're dealt?
In order for KC to get Andrew Luck, we'd have to give up a lot. Like an entire draft lot. I don't know for sure it would be worth it. Granted, Luck would have much more upside than Manning, because of his age, but the risk is higher. Trading away an entire draft for one player is risky. It could come back to bite us. But on the other hand... IMO, the starting roster for KC is pretty solid. There aren't a lot of areas that need upgrades. Depth could be had through the free agency.
The final option is to draft a QB whenever we can. We're likely picking mid round or higher, so we'd be stuck with probably the 3rd or 4th best QB in the draft, which could be a RG3, Barkley or Jones, depending on who declares. There's only one out of that group I'd be totally stoked about getting. Any of them could possibly be an upgrade over Cassel, but how much is an unknown.
What would you want, and why?