The NFL Draft can be an excellent opportunity for teams across the league to grow their rosters, adding valuable pieces to their franchise for years to come.
However, if a team spends high draft capital on a player that ends up as a bust, that draft can be seen as a failure.
The two teams in the Super Bowl are excellent examples of using significant capital on a marquee quarterback, despite already having someone in that position.
Something that should be discussed more:
The Chiefs had a perfectly fine QB in Alex Smith and traded up for Patrick Mahomes anyway.
The Eagles had a perfectly fine QB in Carson Wentz and drafted Jalen Hurts anyway.
Good enough isn’t good enough.
— Anand Nanduri (@NanduriNFL) February 7, 2023
NFL teams are always growing and changing their rosters.
To have prolonged success in this league, it is important to grow and change your rosters, adapting to the ever-changing nature of the game.
Take the Kansas City Chiefs, for example.
Alex Smith had led them to two straight division titles and had spent five seasons as the Chiefs’ starter.
Four of Smith’s five seasons with the Chiefs ended with winning records.
However, even though Smith was a serviceable starter for the team, in 2017, the Chiefs identified Patrick Mahomes’ greatness, which is why they drafted him tenth overall.
Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles shares a similar story.
The Eagles seemed to be content with Carson Wentz, considering that he was able to help bring the team to their first Super Bowl win, even though he got hurt before the playoffs.
However, when Hurts was available in the second round of the 2020 draft, the Eagles saw their opportunity and took a chance on him.
These decisions have worked out for both teams, as these quarterbacks have created a winning culture for both organizations.NEXT: NFL Insider Reveals An Impressive Chiefs And Eagles Stat