Say what I don't think is possible and will not happen actually does. Say the Suck for Luck campaign succeeds and we are the worst team in the NFL this year and we end up with the first pick in the draft and are able to take the best QB prospect since Peyton Manning and make him a Chief. Let's assume that happens.
My question quickly becomes: what if he doesn't like Kansas City? What if he's the next Elway or Eli Manning and whines and moans to get us to trade him to another team? There are a few reasons that he may do that. The Chiefs have not been known for winning for about a decade. Sure we put up a few good teams, but something about the Chiefs has caused them to choke when it mattered most for 40+ years. Does an aspiring and extremely talented young QB want to come to that kind of a legacy? Another reason a young man shortly out of college and about to get a lot of money may not want to come to Kansas City is because it's Kansas City. I LOVE my city. I wouldn't trade KC MO for any other city I could. However, there is a stigma propagated by different sources that Kansas City is a boring place to live. It's in the Midwest and it just doesn't have the perceived appeal that the big market coastal cities have. Right or wrong, that's a fact. It's entirely possible that Suck for Luck may be for naught and we may have a QB that refuses to play for us.
However, there are a few pieces of evidence one can point to to show that this may not be the case after all. I don't know Andrew Luck, but from what he's described as in the media, he is a smart kid who loves the game of football. It seems to me that, typically, people who love the game and respect the league don't want to upset what the league is in terms of how things work to keep it competitive. The draft is set up as it is so that bad teams have a good shot at getting better. After years of bottom feeding, the Lions finally have acquired enough high round draft picks to look like a really good team. As a lover of the game, would Luck want to mess with that balance, or would he want to go to a bad team and help make them better? To add on to that, look at what happened with Peyton Manning. He went to a hopeless team. The Indianapolis Colts were terrible for decades before Manning came and turned them into perennial playoff contenders. He didn't hold out on them. Maybe Luck would jump at the chance to be a franchise
changer saver? It's hard for me to think that just because he's smart and wants to succeed that he'd turn down a team just because they have a history of stinking. Not to mention that he knows the team that takes him is going to be bad anyway.
Just some things to think about I suppose. What are everyone else's thoughts regarding this? Bill Maas seemed pretty convinced on Nick Barely Wright's show that Luck would refuse to come to KC. What say you?