A lot of attention has been centered around Romeo Crennel/ Pioli regarding quarterback controversies. The majority of fans along with myself cant stand and wont accept Cassel under center next year. The media is questioning our assets that would be available that we would be able to give up in order to move up to the No 2. draft pick from the Rams. After a little bit of debating I have came up with a very possible scenario that we could use to our advantage. Let me know how you all feel about this.
We have Brandon Carr and Dwayne Bowe without contracts and they have been named "top priority", lets face it we don't need to tie up millions of dollars invested in Carr when we already have 70 million tied up in Brandon Flowers and Stanford Routt. I would personally rather have Carr over Routt but the decision has been made by Pioli and Crennel to choose the wiser financial decision. Given the information above I feel that we can work out a financially effective long term deal with Dwayne Bowe which would leave our Franchise Tag open. If we can work out a deal with Bowe we can tag Carr. Tagging Carr would give us a huge asset to dispense on the very slim Defensive Back market. Here are some options:
Tamba Bay with the #5 overall pick: The Buccanneers have been projected to target Morris Claiborne in the draft at the #5 pick. Lets face it selecting CB's that high in the draft is a high risk, high reward type scenario. The Chiefs have one of the best young CB's in the league who will gain interest from various teams if he hits Free Agency. Since we are expected to just let Carr "walk" why not tag him and trade him to the Bucs along with our #11 pick for their #5 pick in the Draft. The buccanneers would essentially get their CB of the future and still get to pick at #11 in the first round. I think that is a deal that both teams would benefit greatly on. We are probably going to lose Carr anyway, why not tag him and trade him to move up 6 spots in the draft? With the #5 pick in the draft we would have a lot more leverage on trading options in order to move up to spot #2 while essentially giving up something we were going to lose in the first place. The projected cost of moving up to #2 would be two first round picks and third and a fifth in return for the #2 overall pick. So the Chiefs would only have to technically give up a 1st rounder next year, and the third and fifth of this year. I think this scenario seems to benefit the Chiefs greatly, only giving up a First Round, Third Round, and Fifth round pick for potentially your Franchise QB for 10 years to come.
Trade Carr to New England for a 2nd Round Pick: If we Franchised Carr another possible team that could be interested is New England. They need a young talented corner to help build around in their secondary. Similar to when New England Franchised Matt Cassel and traded him to the Chiefs for a 2nd round pick, I think we could do the same thing for them and give them their CB of the Future. If we were able to get this additional 2nd round pick we could use this towards the trade up for the #2 pick. We could give our #11 pick, 1st round pick for next year, 2nd rounder from patriots and 5th rounder of this year. In other terms all we would be giving up to get to #2 would be a 1st rounder from next year and our 5th rounder from this year since we would acquire the 2nd round pick from the patriots that we would give to the Rams. Another team this would work with could be Dallas. I feel as if either team would be willing to give up a second round pick for a elite young defender. Brandon Carr has not even reached his peak yet and he will be coveted by many teams.
I know a lot of fans are not sold on the fact to give up Brandon Carr or to draft RGIII. Heres two very strong points on the reason to let go of Carr and to draft RGIII. Kansas City has tied up over 70 million dollars in their secondary, not including how much money they have in their Linebackers and Lineman. Stanford Routt is a very strong #2 corner and Javier Arenas is developing into a very strong Nickel back. We are set in our secondary with Eric Berry, Kendrick Lewis, Stanford Routt, Brandon Flowers, and Javier Arenas. If we spend any more money in those areas it should be for depth in the Safety position to ensure a solid backup just incase Eric Berry or Kendrick Lewis prove to have nagging injuries.
For the case for RGIII, his known strongest asset could be pointed towards his speed and acceleration, but not only that he has the best deep ball in college football. Paired with Dwayne Bowe, Jon Baldwin, and Steve Breaston that asset could prove deadly. Lets face it Jon Baldwin's strength is his deep play capability and long arms to make the acrobatic catches. RGIII could buy time in the pocket and throw the deep ball to Jon Baldwin making us instant homerun hitters. The defense would have to stay honest by playing the run of Jamaal Charles, the slants of Steve Breaston, and the electrifying routes of Dwayne Bowe. We are one step away from having an elite offense and I think that upgrade needs to be on the QB postition. We have the skillset at WR,TE,RB,and FB to score over 21 points a game, there is no reason for us to be below 15 points per game.
This is Romeo's second chance, make something happen Romeo. RAC CITY