Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported over the weekend that a decision from free agent Stanford Routt on his 2012 employer will be coming "soon". I smart-assed it up a little bit and noted that "soon" could be a day or it could mean a month.
Actually, soon meant a day. Florio reports that Routt is expected to make his decision today. ESPN's Bill Williamson is reporting the same. (Mass text messages for the win!) Presumably, he'll also make that decision public today. PFT connects the dots for a prediction on where Routt plays next season:
Since the Chiefs play the Raiders twice per year and they face the possible departure of Brandon Carr via free agency and they use the same kind of man-to-man style with which Routt is familiar, we've got a feeling Routt will be wearing an arrowhead on his next helmet.
Makes sense but if this means Routt over free-agent-to-be Brandon Carr then that'd be a tough pill to swallow. Carr is the exact kinda guy you want to extend -- homegrown, well-respected in the city and locker room, and an improving player. I understand the Chiefs have to make decisions without emotion involved but, man, it would be tough to see a guy like Carr leave via free agency.
But, before we get ahead of ourselves, let's first see what Routt decides to do.