The Kansas City Chiefs roster boasts names like Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe and Dexter McCluster: there isn't a drought of talent at the skill positions. But chains are only as strong as their weakest links, which was proven by Matt Cassel's and Brady Quinn's inability to move them throughout 2012.
In all likelihood, the aforementioned duo will book one-way tickets out of town next offseason. One—or possibly two—of the following five players could land in Kansas City, turn the franchise around and eventually right the ship.
The Chiefs' new head coach, Andy Reid, has a history of bringing out the best in quarterbacks. The passing game is his bread and butter. [Waits for you to echo the last all-too-easy Andy Reid joke in your memory.] So much so, he was oftentimes criticized by the then-local Philadelphia media for seemingly shunning the run throughout games, despite starting a dynamic stable of running backs—from Brian Westbrook to LeSean McCoy—during his 14-year tenure with the Eagles.
One simple rule is etched in stone: If an Andy Reid-led team is successful, so is its quarterback.
Given Reid's guru-like status with passers of yesteryear, he should be able to mold the following five quarterbacks into legitimate threats and prop up the Chiefs' one-dimensional offense.