Monday, June 24, 2013
Bishop decision not doom for Kansas City
By Bill Williamson
Desmond Bishop will not be a Kansas City Chief. That is not crippling news for the Chiefs.
The fact that Bishop chose the Minnesota Vikings (on a one-year deal) over Kansas City is basically a no harm, no foul result in Kansas City. He visited the Chiefs late last week.
Kansas City’s interest in the former Packers inside linebacker made sense. New Kansas City general manager John Dorsey was in Green Bay with Bishop. One of the few spots where the Chiefs don’t have a reliable veteran starter is at an inside linebacker spot. So, Bishop was worth considering.
But the Chiefs should be fine. The team took Alabama’s Nico Johnson in the fourth round and he had a strong offseason. He is expected to beat out veteran Akeem Jordan. Johnson is a natural leader, who is instinctive and who has a chance to quickly become a productive NFL starter.
Again, the Chiefs had to consider Bishop, but the fact that he will not come to Kansas City is not a major blow, either.