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'I just vomited in my mouth': Chiefs fans react to Elway to Marino, ESPN's 30 for 30

The Kansas City Chiefs were involved in the famous 1983 NFL Draft, which produced three of the best quarterbacks of all time. But they were involved for all the wrong reasons -- missing on the Hall of Famers and taking Todd Blackledge instead. ESPN's latest 30 for 30, Elway to Marino, dives into the great 1983 quarterback class. The Chiefs passing on Dan Marino and Jim Kelly was included in the show, a transcript of which is below, along with lots of reactions from Chiefs fans. Oh, and Tom Selleck, the greatest mustache of them all narrates it.


Selleck: Dan Marino's college roommate had been drafted and now the Pittsburgh quarterback was hoping for a call from the midwest.

Marino: I remember John Mackovic, who was the head coach of Kansas City, he came to work me out a couple days before the draft. He said I'm picking a quarterback. He said he's going up to Penn State to work out Todd Blackledge. I thought I had a pretty good workout and we worked out together. Nothing against Todd, I just thought I would be that pick.



Selleck: That belief was shared by Blackledge, the quarterback of Penn State's national championship team.

Blackledge: Dan for sure I thought he would probably be the second guy picked. The sense that I was getting was that I was probably gonna go somewhere in the 12, 13 or 14 area, which is where Buffalo and New England were picking. That's where I thought I was gonna go.


Rozelle: Kansas City, first choice in the first round, quarterback Todd Blackledge, Penn State.


Blackledge: I did consider myself to be a winner. Whether I was the second best ... I was surprised I was the second quarterback picked. I didn't expect to be the second quartebrack picked.


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