Why the Chiefs Should Start the Blow-for-Geno Campaign

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IOctober 3, 2012

MORGANTOWN, WV - SEPTEMBER 29:  Geno Smith #12 of the West Virginia Mountaineers drops back to pass against the Baylor Bears during the game on September 29, 2012 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Last season, the NFL's bottom-barrel teams experienced a phenomenon known as "Suck for Luck," referring to Andrew Luck, who was the consensus No. 1 college prospect heading into the 2012 NFL Draft.

This year, Geno Smith is the one being heralded as the next would-be savior for the lucky team who loses enough games to "earn" the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 NFL draft. 

Thus, we offer you the "Blow for Geno" campaign—one which the Kansas City Chiefs should begin immediately.

Right now, the Chiefs are loaded on offense, but there isn't a single quarterback on the roster capable of making use of the talent.

Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole has his finger on the pulse of the Chiefs locker room, and he recently wrote:

"...the fourth-year starter for the Chiefs is losing confidence from players and many others in the organization. In fact, if the team had a better alternative than Brady Quinn as the top backup, Cassel might have already found his way to the bench."

Furthermore, a source close to general manager Scott Pioli said, via Cole's column:

"Look, there's a big reason why they went after Peyton Manning as hard as they did this offseason. What you're seeing from Cassel is pretty much what was expected. He's a really nice backup, not a starter."

With weapons like Tony Moeaki, Jon Baldwin, Dwayne Bowe, Jamaal Charles and Dexter McCluster, a dynamic quarterback like Smith would be in heaven. His inclusion into this current offensive squad would be no less explosive than what we've seen from Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins

Considering the fact that the Chiefs lone victory of the young 2012 season came against the New Orleans Saints on the back of Jamaal Charles' 233-yard virtuoso performance, it's not likely the Chiefs are going to win many games this season as it is. 

The brass should just make the decision right now to start Brady Quinn the rest of the way, knowing the team is doomed for failure. At best, they'll win four games. At worst, they won't win another game the rest of the way in 2012, setting them up for the ultimate prize—the chance to land a franchise quarterback. 

There's nothing to lose, and everything to gain. The season is already lost with Cassel at the helm, so the Chiefs might as well go all in on the "Blow for Geno" campaign. 


Follow me on Twitter @JesseReed78