Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 4/27/13
KANSAS CITY, Mo. For those fans begging for the Chiefs to select a quarterback in this years draft, excitement likely rose when rumors started surfacing that the Chiefs were gearing up to take USC quarterback Matt Barkley in the fourth round on Saturday. The Philadelphia Eagles may have been buying into the rumors as well and quickly traded up four spots ahead of the Chiefs to take Barkley. As it turns out, though, the Chiefs then selected the player they targeted all along -- Alabama inside linebacker Nico Johnson. "I know there was talk about us and Barkley," Reid said. "But thats not the direction we were going. We were going defense there from the start. (General manager) John (Dorsey) had his eye on Nico all along." Certainly there was a contingent of Chiefs fans hoping the team would draft and develop a young quarterback to complement veterans Alex Smith and Chase Daniel. Theres still a chance the Chiefs will sign an undrafted free-agent quarterback tonight when teams sc...
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