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Chiefs' Final Five Games Against First-Round Quarterbacks & Other AFC West News

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 04:  Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after rushing for a fourth quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on November 4, 2012 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Christopher HansenNFL AnalystNovember 28, 2012

The Kansas City Chiefs have a first-round draft pick starting at quarterback. Brady Quinn was drafted in the first round on the 2007 draft. With the Chiefs inching closer and closer to securing the No. 1 overall pick, they are about to reboot and in all likelihood the Chiefs are going to select a quarterback.

The Chiefs are about to witness what a first-round quarterback can do, according to Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star. Covitz points out that the Chiefs will face quarterbacks Cam Newton, Brandon Weeden and Andrew Luck in three out of the last five games. All three of them have been drafted in the last two seasons and two of them have been the No. 1 overall pick.

Covitz fails to mention the other two quarterbacks the Chiefs will face; Peyton Manning and Carson Palmer were also drafted No. 1 overall. Of course, Palmer and Manning are veterans now and with their second teams.

The Chiefs would love to have any of these five quarterbacks under center over Quinn—even Palmer. The Chiefs will first witness what a first-round quarterback can do for a team and by next season they should be experiencing what a first-round quarterback can do for them. The only question that remains: Which college quarterback will be at the top of their list?

 

More AFC West News…

 

Kansas City

Derrick Johnson is focused on his team and not stats, according to Reid Ferrin of the team’s official website.

Covitz ran a poll about Jamaal Charles asking for Manning’s autographs that mirrors the poll I had yesterday. The vast majority of people are fine with Charles asking for an autograph.

 

Denver

Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post says the Broncos should go big with the pass against Tampa Bay this Sunday. Legwold didn’t have to dig real deep to come to that conclusion.

On the defensive side of the ball, Vincent Jackson is a familiar problem for the Broncos, according to Legwold.  A little better Legwold!

Legwold also points out that the Broncos will face very talented running backs over the final five games and the base defense will be tested. There we go, Jeff!

Joking aside, Legwold can make the most obvious observations interesting and that’s why there are three links of his up today.

 

Oakland

The Raiders need a win "very bad, very bad, man, real bad", according to Tommy Kelly (via Eric Gilmore of CBSSports.com).

According to Gilmore, the Raiders expect Darren McFadden, Mike Goodson and Richard Seymour to return to practice on Wednesday. Perhaps having those guys will help get a win the Raiders need very bad, real bad.

 

San Diego

Eddie Brown of U-T San Diego says that the window is still open on Philip Rivers’ career.

The Chargers are likely to be blacked out again, according to Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego.

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