Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Chiefs are dumb.

The Kansas City Chiefs are dumb, like really dumb. According to NFL.com's Adam Schefter, the Chiefs are considering moving Pro-Bowl runningback, Larry Johnson. Johnson, who in my opinion, is the second best runningback in the NFL, behind only LaDainian Tomlinson and has rushed for 3,539 yards and 37 touchdowns in the past two seasons.

What would prompt the Chiefs to officially put the 27-year old runningback on the trade block? Well he is on the final year of his contract and with the salary-cap "skyrocketing", Johnson asking price, and rightfully so, would be far more than the Chiefs to bare. But seriously, I mean the guy is amazing, he is a premier power-back with breakaway speed and although he only has 28 starts under his belt, he does have 892 rushes but he has proven that he is plenty capable of still rushing the ball 25+ times each game without tiring. And the back-to-back 1700+ rushing yards isn't too shabby. What i'm basically saying is, he is the type of player that you break the bank for. I'm sure his asking price will far surpass the 8-year $60 million that was granted to the reigning MVP, but Johnson is worth it.

The Chiefs have reportedly contacted many teams about acquiring LJ, including the Cleveland Browns, the Green Bay Packers, the Tennessee Titans, the Buffalo Bills and possibly other teams as well. But they have yet to find someone willing to meet their demands and willing to give him a huge contract. One NFL general manager went as far as to say that Johnson was "untradeable-- who will pay that contract demand?" Trust me, if they are serious about parting with Johnson, someone will bite, no doubt about it.

Also, Kansas City is reportedly looking to draft a running back in the first day of the draft, some players at the top of their list are:

1. Marshawn Lynch CAL (I expect him to be gone by #12 but he is a great combo of speed and power and has teams like the Bills and Packers drooling. He could become a hot commodity this weekend, meaning teams trying to trade up once Adrian Peterson is gone[which shouldn't be later than 9])
2. Antonio Pittman OSU (He could be a sleeper this draft, right now he is projected to go in the 2nd round but his value is rising fast. He is a power guy and was the go to guy, yes over the Heisman winner, when Ohio State needed a big play.)
3. Lorenzo Booker FSU (At one time he was the top rated running back coming out of High School but he's hasn't proven he can carry the load and was more of a dual back. He's very fast and is a pretty good receiver out of the backfield ala Brian Westbrook, but not quite is good right now.)
4. Kolby Smith LOU (Kolby Smith was behind star RB, Michael Bush until Bush broke his leg in the first game of the season and he shined with 862 yards and 7 TDs.)

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