NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah polled five anonymous NFL executives and asked them the best fit for Clemson QB Deshaun Watson, who will be entering the 2017 NFL Draft.
"He's a great fit in Kansas City,” the exec said. “The system already incorporates zone-read concepts, heavy use of the tight end and RPOs (run-pass option). Watson excels on those quick seam routes and pop passes and he'd be surrounded by a staff that knows how to develop a quarterback. He could sit behind Alex Smith for a year or two and then take over."
“I would pick Kansas City as the ideal spot for him to have a successful career,” Jeremiah wrote. “Andy Reid is outstanding at developing young quarterbacks and he would mold his scheme/play-calling around Watson's greatest strengths.”
I go back to when Andy Reid was first hired. One of the first things I said is that it’s going to be fun blogging about an Andy Reid-coached team because they’re always linked to quarterbacks. That’s been true. Reid is known as a good quarterback coach (put your Alex Smith jokes here, please) so any time there’s a good quarterback, someone will say he makes sense with Reid.
In this case, it’s true that a quarterback makes sense. Is it Watson? Mitch Trubisky? Someone else? I can’t speak to specifically which quarterback makes sense but the idea of taking one has never been more appealing in Reid’s tenure than this year.