Jason Campbell in Kansas City? Vince Young in Denver? According to these predictions, yes, that’s where these free-agent quarterbacks will land.
Campbell could be an interesting option for the Chiefs. He would reunite with Jim Zorn, who is Kansas City’s quarterbacks coach. Zorn was Washington’s head coach in 2008-09 when Campbell was the starter. The Chiefs’ brass has said Matt Cassel will get competition this season. Fellow free agent Kyle Orton finished the season as Kansas City’s starter.
Cassel, Campbell and Orton are all comparable players and it comes done to personal preference. Perhaps Campbell would be intrigued by playing with Zorn. I’m sure, like Orton, Campbell would rather sign where he is the unquestioned starter, but that may not be possible.
Meanwhile, the Young connection to Denver would be interesting as a backup to Tim Tebow. Both players are mobile and teams like their backup to have a similar game to their starter for continuity.
Free agency starts March 13. Will these quarterback parings happen? We’ll see, but it’s interesting to consider in mid-February.
In other AFC West news:
San Diego general manager A.J. Smith talks about the team’s plans in free agency.
Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel is counting the days until he can get his team on the field.