Talking Points: Luck is not a Chief factor
Friday, December 21, 2012
There is skill, of course, but there also has to be a little luck. Or, in the case of the Indianapolis Colts, a lot of Luck.
In the case of the Kansas City Chiefs, no luck, and probably, no skill.
The Colts selected Peyton Manning in the 1998 draft. He gave the team 13 years and is considered one of the greatest QBs of all time. Sure, he is with the Broncos now, but Colts fans are OK with this.
Why? Because the Colts drafted Andrew Luck.
Now, we cannot say Luck will turn into the next Manning, but it certainly looks as if the Colts have their man for the next 13 seasons.
Which brings us to the Kansas City Chiefs. Since 1987, the team has drafted 10 quarterbacks. Those 10 have combined for two wins in the NFL, and zero for the Chiefs.
Heck, even JaMarcus Russell won seven games for the Raiders. Ryan Leaf won four games for the Chargers.
The Chiefs are oh-for-their-last-10-drafted-QBs. That's amazing.
You have to go back to 1983 for a QB drafted by the Chiefs who actually won a game for the Chiefs. Todd Blackledge went 13-11 as a starter for KC in five seasons.
Reportedly, new Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen called all 106 players/recruits at his former school, Utah State, to tell them he was taking a new job.
Nice to know there still are college football coaches with some class.