Rich Schultz/Getty Images
Speaking of quarterbacks who are proven winners, what about Tim Tebow?
This might rub some Chiefs fans the wrong way, but the Florida product is a legitimate quarterback in the NFL. His second-to-last start at quarterback was a playoff win against the Steelers, in which he continually made big plays in the passing game, capping his performance with an 80-yard touchdown pass in overtime.
Kansas City ranked 25th in attendance this season with only 89.3 performance of Arrowhead Stadium full on Sundays. That isn’t horrible, but it can be improved and Tebow is the man to do it.
Is it crazy to propose that Kansas City drafts the best player available, picks up the former New York Jet and then waits for the next draft which features a more highly touted quarterback class?
They would gain revenue through tickets and jersey sales and, as was the case with the Broncos, maybe even increase their win total.
Tebow and Jamaal Charles would also boost an incredible running game that might be unmatched in the whole league. Reid has worked with the similar Michael Vick in the past to some success and Tebow has proved he can be effective.
Last season in Denver, he took a struggling team to the second round of the postseason before serving as a backup all season with the Jets.
I’m not one of the ringleaders in the media circus that may come with Tebow, but this plan could work. Reid is known for being great with quarterbacks and, at the worst, Kansas City gains money and picks up Logan Thomas, Tyler Bray, Teddy Bridgewater, Aaron Murray, Tajh Boyd, A.J. McCarron or David Fales via the draft.
Whether or not Chiefs nation would embrace the hype that comes with Tebow is another uncertainty.