Wednesday, February 3, 2010
AFC West mailbag
By Bill Williamson
Adam Schwartz from Florence, S.C., wants to know if Kansas City could trade for Denver’s Brandon Marshall or Arizona’s Anquan Boldin.
Bill Williamson: I think Boldin would be the more likely of the two. I really don’t see Denver wanting to face Marshall twice a season. Boldin played for Kansas City coach Todd Haley in Arizona. If the price is a second- or third-round pick, the Chiefs should consider it. The Chiefs can also afford to give Boldin the lucrative long-term deal he would want. Boldin would be a perfect veteran presence for Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel. I think the Chiefs should consider it.
Ed from San Ramon, Calif., wants to know if Oakland should draft Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford.
BW: I don’t think so. Oakland has other needs it can address at No. 8. I don’t think the Raiders should spend another big, rookie contract on an unproven player so soon after taking JaMarcus Russell. It wouldn’t be a bad idea for Oakland to take a quarterback in the mid rounds, but it’s not the time for the Raiders to use a top pick on a quarterback.
Steve Blecha from SF, Calif., wants to know if Denver should try to trade for Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb.
BW: I could see a reason for Denver to be interested if McNabb becomes available. But ultimately, I think Denver may want to shy away from that option. McNabb is 33 and he only has a small window of helping a team. Denver is not just a quarterback away from being a Super Bowl contender. I think the Broncos should concentrate on building several areas and not spend big resources on McNabb. Denver may be better off keeping Kyle Orton and building around him.