KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs are again being mentioned as a possible landing spot for a soon-to-be free agent quarterback. Unlike the case of Johnny Manziel, which would make no sense for the Chiefs, Robert Griffin III would be a solid addition for Kansas City.
ESPN’s Mike Sando lists the Chiefs as No. 5 on the list of possible landing spots for Griffin once he’s released by the Washington Redskins.
The situation in Kansas City looks like it might be a good fit for Griffin. The Chiefs are one of the teams that puts a priority on having a high-quality backup quarterback. That’s why they gave a large contract for a backup three years ago when they signed Chase Daniel.
For his part, Griffin would have to accept being a backup for the foreseeable future because the Chiefs are committed to Alex Smith as their starting quarterback. But Griffin would be heading into a similar situation with at least one of the other four teams on Sando’s list, the Dallas Cowboys, and possibly two others, the Buffalo Bills and the Denver Broncos.
The Chiefs, based on their history with Daniel, might be willing to give Griffin a bigger contract than another team would for a backup. The Chiefs can also offer, as Sando suggests, coach Andy Reid and his reputation for developing quarterbacks.
The Chiefs might find their potential offer to Griffin of a backup spot and a No. 2 quarterback’s contract pales in comparison to those he receives from other teams. But that’s something the Chiefs should investigate.