Trainer of Dolphins wrote:The Chiefs also have to feel great. In their minds they ripped off the Vikings, and maybe they did for a guy they were not going to pay.
I agree. If I were a Chiefs fan I would be pretty happy. Not that my team traded Allen, but the value we got for a guy who was only going to play one more year with the team, if he was even planning on suiting up in 2008. The Chiefs seem to have finally gone into a full rebuilding mode and have a chance to get off to a great start in the draft. For as sketchy as Peterson's overall drafting history is, he has made some good moves recently with the likes of Bowe, Hali, Johnson, etc.
This could be one of those rare situations where it is a win for both sides. Assuming Allen is healthy and sober he will be the disruptive force on the edge that the Vikings have needed for a long time. Next to the Williams duo he should have plenty of room to run free. I am happy we got this done and did not sign him to an offer sheet after the draft, if the team was planning on doing that. Giving away two future 1st's could have really hurt the franchise, especially if Jackson falters this year and shows that he is not the QB of the future. Not having 1st's extremely diminishes the chances of finding a franchise QB, obviously not all top QB's are found in the 1st, but most are.