KC Chiefs Quarterback Prospects – Jamie Newman (Georgia)
Jamie Newman transferred to Georgia over the summer as a graduate transfer hoping to capitalize on a great season to boost his draft stock. However, with the transfer arrival of JT Daniels from USC, Newman chose to sit out the season, opting out and announcing he would instead focus on the NFL Draft.
Now, names such as Florida’s Kyle Trask and Alabama’s Mac Jones have seen their names move up draft boards and BYU’s Zach Wilson shoot up to as high as the second pick in the draft. Meanwhile, Newman’s stock remains in question after not playing in 2020.
Newman is talented but Wake Forest used the run game to set up play-action passes and misdirection for a more efficient passing attack. A decent passer when in rhythm, Newman could have really benefited from putting good play on film at Georgia this season.
If the KC Chiefs opt to select a quarterback, it would likely be Tulsa product, Zach Smith.
While I don’t know if the Chiefs are going to use a draft pick on a quarterback, I feel confident in my belief it won’t be early. Desmond Ridder is the best fit as a developmental player that can also be a backup quarterback, he probably goes higher than the Chiefs will look to use a pick, instead of casting their eyes toward the Tulsa quarterback during the late rounds.
Smith to that point appears likely to be a late-round type prospect, and with his strong arm and extensive playing experience, the intriguing idea of a strong-armed signal-caller hopefully can be coached, learning to make better decisions. Sitting in a room with Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid, and maybe Mike Kafka would make anyone better.
How would you feel about the Chiefs drafting a quarterback to be Mahomes’ backup in 2021 and beyond?