AFC West mailbag


Mid-week mail call:

Future from Fla. wants to know if I think the Kansas City Chiefs could draft Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Bill Williamson: I don’t think drafting a quarterback in the first round will be the Chiefs’ first priority. I think they will look at improving both lines first. At this point, it seems like a long shot to me.

Jake Dunne from East Lansing, Mi. wants to know if I think there is a chance Peyton Manning could be Denver’s quarterback next season.

BW: I actually could see it if the Broncos go away from Tim Tebow, which may be unlikely if he continues to win. Manning ending up in Denver is a long shot and a lot would have to happen. First, the Colts would have to decide to either trade or cut Manning. And again, the Broncos would have to decide to move away from Tebow. But I can very much see John Elway being interested in adding a future Hall of Famer to his roster even if it were for the short term. We have seen the impact Manning can have on a team. So, if the Colts make him expendable, I think Denver would be on the list of teams that would have a legitimate interest in Manning.

Steve from Fallbrook, Ca. wants to know if I think Michigan coach Brady Hoke could be a candidate to coach the Chargers if Norv Turner is fired.

BW: I can see why you asked that question, Steve. Hoke was popular in San Diego as the coach at San Diego State. But I think he is very happy at Michigan and he may be better suited to coach in the college ranks, anyway. It’s an interesting thought, but I not sure he’d be a candidate. I think the Chargers will look for experienced, former NFL head coaches. One name to keep an eye on may be former Baltimore coach Brian Billick. Big names such as Bill Cowher and Jeff Fisher will continue to surface as well.