Chiefs trade two first-round picks to Bills in package to move up for a quarterback
Kansas City gets bold and moves up for Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes
The 2017 NFL Draft is officially lit, folks. Not long after three wide receivers went in the top nine picks, stunning everyone, the Kansas City Chiefs pulled a huge coup to move up and snag the No. 10 overall pick in a massive trade with the Bills.
And of course they were doing it for a quarterback. It's a stunner, with Patrick Mahomes going No. 10 overall to the Kansas City Chiefs after a blockbuster trade.
In exchange for the rights to get Mahomes, the Chiefs gave up this year's first-round pick (No. 27 overall), this year's third-round pick (91st overall) and a 2018 first-round pick.
First of all, this is a tremendous haul for the Bills. They drop down, but they badly need additional talent.
Secondly, this is a great fit for Mahomes. Andy Reid is a quarterback guru and Mahomes is raw, but Alex Smith is on the Chiefs roster, and he will be the starter in 2017. The Chiefs are a competent team without a young quarterback on the roster, which means that they can redshirt Mahomes for a year.
There is a way to get out of Smith's contract next year with none of his 2018 money guaranteed.
It's a bold play for the Chiefs, but if you trust in what Reid does as a quarterback guru it's hard not to like the deal for both parties.
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