Chiefs Open Minded About Quarterbacks

Scott Pioli reacts during the game against the Oakland Raiders. (Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE)

Chiefs’ GM Scott Pioli took to the podium at the combine to talk about the Chiefs quarterback situation. The team says that Matt Cassel is their starting quarterback. However, that could change depending on how things play out for the Chiefs in the draft and in free agency.

“What we’ve said is we’re going to have competition at every position, including the quarterback position,” Pioli said. “In order to get better as a football team, you need to keep bringing in competition at every single position because what that forces is depth.”

What’s the deal with Kyle Orton then?

“We’ve talked to Kyle’s people, we’ve talked with Kyle,” Pioli said. “It sounds like Kyle would like to be with us. We’ve told Kyle we’d like to continue to work with him and it’s just a matter of seeing if things arrive at the right place. It’s not always whether or not we want a player or if the player wants to be here. Things have to be worked out. Things have to be mutually agreed upon.”

The Chiefs won a coin toss Friday morning over the Seahawks to pick 11th in the draft.

While Robert Griffin III most likely won’t fall that far down the draft board, the Chiefs are still talking to him this weekend. Might they move up the board?

“We’ll be talking with him (Griffin) and a number of other players,” Pioli said. “You do your homework. You never know what’s going to happen with a player. You don’t know where you’re going to be and you don’t know where he’s going to be. Right now, there’s ten teams ahead of us throwing out all kinds of smoke signals as to what they’re going to do. You never know.”

Sounds like Cassel isn’t necessarily a lock to be the starter next season. Griffin could be waiting behind the Arrowhead red curtain.

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Topics: Kansas City Chiefs, Kyle Orton, Matt Cassel, Robert Griffin III, Scott Pioli

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