Landry Jones is playing at the Senior Bowl this weekend and has piqued the interest of a few NFL teams who need a quarterback in 2013. One man who might be looking for a quarterback is new Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. CBSSports spoke with Jones on Jan. 23 about his meeting with Reid.
“I loved Coach Reid,” Jones said. “It was an honor to pick his brain about things. It was just a really cool experience.”
Jones, who holds almost every Oklahoma Sooners' passing record, said that Reid talked to him quite a bit about the Sooners' spread offense and they broke down the "Xs and Os" of the system. While playing with Reid in Kansas City is an interesting prospect for Jones, there are other teams interested as well.
The Arizona Cardinals just finished the 2012 season with three different quarterbacks playing over the year. While the team's owner said he wants to build the team around Kevin Kolb, the former Eagles star may only get one more year to prove he is starting material.
A better option might be the Buffalo Bills. After giving Ryan Fitzpatrick a big deal last year, he failed to produce up to the level of his contract. While he was not horrible, Buffalo might be looking to upgrade.
The two best chance scenarios for Jones is to either join Reid in Kansas City, where Matt Cassel has never grasped the starting role securely, or the Philadelphia Eagles, who might be looking to replace Michael Vick on their roster.
One coach who doesn't need a quarterback had a lot of nice things to say about Landry Jones. Detroit Lions' head coach Jim Schwartz will coach the South in the Senior Bowl and said that he looked great in practice.
“From the time the three quarterbacks stepped into the huddle, they had good command, they weren't botching snaps and they were making accurate throws,” Schwartz said of Jones, Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel and Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson.
The Senior Bowl takes place on Saturday, Jan. 26, with a kick-off at 2 p.m. EST