The ILB position is NOT as important to the Chiefs right now as bolstering the QB position and trying to get the type of quality QB that they haven't had since Trent Green.
Wanting Te'o smacks more of hero-worship than from a football standpoint. The Chiefs can address the ILB position either via FA or draft one in later rounds or draft in 2014. It is NOT the teams biggest need at this point in time. Bolstering the QB position is. Quinn is still an unknown commodity, Cassel isn't the guy and Stanzi hasn't even shown that he warrants playing time.
Geno Smith, to me is a guy they have to consider because of his huge upside & he did turn in a big-time performance in a big-time game ( Orange Bowl, January 2012 ). Wanting him has nothing to do with hero worship, it's from a football standpoint to try and address a desperate need at the most important position.