Chase Daniel is a free agent, and the rumors have him following Doug Pederson to join the Philadelphia Eagles. Aaron Murray and Tyler Bray are young but completely untested. That means the Kansas City Chiefs are going to be a popular destination when discussing veteran quarterbacks on the open market.
That's likely the reasoning used by Ian Rapoport when he tweeted this on Tuesday night:
Bruce Allen's comments refers to the statements made earlier on Tuesday when Allen said, "I see Robert getting an opportunity with another team," Allen said. "We've heard from some teams that are interested. I think he's going to have a choice of a couple teams that will let him excel in the future."
[Side note: Bruce Allen is the former general manager and now President for Washington. I wanted to write "Washington President Bruce Allen, but some of you would have gotten stuck on this word pairing in the comments. You still will.]
Allen's quotes are hardly surprising, since throwing a football in any direction will hit an NFL analyst who already predicted Robert Griffin III's exit from the team that drafted him. This is also not the first time the Chiefs have been mentioned as a potential destination for the former Baylor star. ESPN's Adam Teicher wrote the same thing on January 14.
Even better, don't forget Charles Robinson's excellent breakdown from last August where he said the Chiefs with Andy Reid as head coach provided the ideal destination for Griffin to finally land. He praises the Chiefs' locker room, Reid's offensive system, his work with Mike Vick and Donovan McNabb and, finally, the numbers. Read on:
If Washington holds on to Griffin through this season and he becomes a free agent in 2016, it means Griffin could potentially join the Chiefs when Alex Smith is entering the home stretch of his career at 32. Smith would also be going into the second year of his four-year extension. Even if that extension played out the full length, it would give Griffin three years in Reid's system and the opportunity to confidently take the reins at 29. And if Griffin outplays Smith prior to that, Smith's deal becomes fairly easy to exit starting in 2017.
It's going to be very interesting to watch where Griffin lands this offseason. If he doesn't find a home in Kansas City, it could mean that the team is already sold on the young talent in house. But it sure seems like there's a decent fit on at least a few levels.