Shanahan has not yet had a chance to dive in and see what’s in place
Matt Ryan was just named MVP of the league. The departure of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan could shake things up in Atlanta, but Ryan should be moving forward with supreme confidence after the season he just had and with the weapons he has around him.
Alex Smith can get you to the playoffs. Alex Smith is better than most people think. Alex Smith is fine. Just fine. The Chiefs will win if the defense plays at an elite level and can dominate in the running game. Smith isn’t going to be the reason the Chiefs lose.
Of course, all parties could still come together and choose to bring Kaepernick back on a different deal.
“Colin reached out, and we plan on visiting,” Lynch said. “That’s something Kyle and I committed to. Kyle spoke to that in order to find out what you need you have to first really take inventory of what you have. And so, we’re still very much in the process of doing that. We’re just at the beginning of it. The first order of business is Kyle and I both really attacking it and seeing what we have here, and we’ll do that with his situation. We’ll sit down with him, and if we see fit that he’s a part of it, we’ll commit to that. If not, we’ll figure things out.”
While Lynch has been spending long hours at Levi’s Stadium getting to know the current roster, Shanahan has not yet had a chance to dive in and see what’s in place. That will happen soon because Shanahan and his staff must get to work with Lynch and his staff on offseason priorities, including free agency and the draft.
Drew Brees is 38, but he just posted the fifth 5,000-yard passing season of his career. The contract he signed last offseason basically ensures one more season with the Saints and then allows him to see where things stand. Look at Brees as year-to-year now, but expect him to be ABLE to deliver for at least a couple more.