It might not be for awhile, but Thursday night the Chiefs pulled off a move that should find them their signal caller of the future, taking QB Pat Mahomes with the 10th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Chiefs drafted Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes on Thursday night after trading up to No. 10 in the NFL Draft. The Chiefs traded their first-round pick (No. 27) and one of their two third-round picks this year (No. 91 overall) and their 2018 first-round pick to the Buffalo Bills.
By trading with the Bills, the Chiefs leaped the quarterback-needy Browns, who eventually traded the No. 12 overall pick to Houston for the No. 25 overall pick and other picks.
It had been 34 years since the Chiefs took a quarterback in the first round: Todd Blackledge in 198
Yes Alex Smith’s job with the Chiefs is safe, for now, but look for Mahomes to quickly push for the backup role, and should Smith have an injury he will likely be ‘next man up’ for the Chiefs.