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Nearly 30 Years Since The Chiefs Drafted A First Round Quarterback

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I was perusing through the always informative BobGretz.com this afternoon (via Arrowheadalines) and came across some interesting tidbits in light of the upcoming NFL draft.

Most of you know the Chiefs haven't drafted a quarterback in the first round since Todd Blackledge in 1983.

What most of you might not know is that that's the third-longest streak in the NFL without drafting a first round quarterback. That's 27 years.

The Rams appear to be picking Sam Bradford and that's a good thing.

It's been staggering 46 years since the Rams spent a first round pick on a quarterback.

46 years. Wow.

(As Mr. Gretz points out, Jim Everett in 1986 doesn't count. He was drafted by the Houston Oilers and then traded to the Rams when he couldn't work out a contract.)

The Saints are next on that list dating back to 1981.

Will the Chiefs end the streak in 2010? Incredibly unlikely. In fact, judging by Scott Pioli's resume in New England (Tom Brady in the 6th and Matt Cassel in the 7th), a first round quarterback may not come for some time.