Just a day after working out for the Dallas Cowboys, Paxton Lynch is off to visit with another NFL club that, like Dallas, could be looking for a young quarterback to groom behind a veteran starter. The former Memphis star is traveling to Kansas City on Thursday for a Friday meeting with the Chiefs, a source informed of Lynch's plans told NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport.
Chiefs starter Alex Smith is 31, but enjoyed arguably his best NFL season last year, his 11th year in the league. He passed for a career-high 3,486 yards, rushed for a career-high 498, and threw just seven interceptions. The Chiefs hold the No. 28 overall pick, and their primary draft need is at outside linebacker.
A Cowboys contingent went from the NFL meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., to Orlando Wednesday to conduct a workout with Lynch, who has been training there since January. Although team owner Jerry Jones has said the Cowboys won't use their first-round pick (No. 4 overall) on a quarterback, the 2016 draft could be the right time for the club to choose an eventual successor to aging starter Tony Romo.
NFL Media analysts view Lynch as a late first-round pick, with four of them -- Charles Davis, Bucky Brooks, Lance Zierlein and Maurice Jones-Drew -- projecting him to the Denver Broncos with the last pick of the round, No. 31 overall. Lynch is planning to travel to Memphis on Monday to begin on-campus preparations for an April 6 pro-day workout.