The Back Story On Chiefs Drafting Brandon Carr Four Years Ago

This story from the Dallas Morning News on Brandon Carr and how the Kansas City Chiefs came to drafting him is news to me. Apparently, the decision to draft Carr was Herm Edwards'. And why was it Herm's decision and not GM Carl Peterson's?

Because it was Herm's birthday, of course.

That changed after the Kansas City Chiefs used one of their 30 pre-draft visits on him. Chiefs coach Herman Edwards, a Philadelphia Eagles defensive back for nine seasons, immediately became interested.

Unlike most, Edwards saw a player who could contribute in Week 1. So, when the fifth round rolled around and Chiefs general manager Carl Peterson and his staff allowed Edwards, who was celebrating his 54th birthday, to make the pick as a birthday present, the decision was easy.

"I want Brandon Carr," Edwards recalls telling the group. "I promise you this: By opening day, he'll be starting."

The good news here is that Romeo Crennel's birthday is in June so he'll be leaving the drafting to GM Scott Pioli and his scouting department.

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