Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is busy at work evaluating the roster and one of his biggest challenges will be figuring out the QB situation.
By the time the Chiefs head to training camp at the end of July, their QB depth chart could look very different.
Longtime starter Matt Cassel could very well be on his way out. If the Chiefs do not plan to start him next season his contract could cost too much for the team to want to keep him on as a backup. Reid, however, did say it is too early to make a decision on Cassel.
Last year’s starter for the second half of the season, Brady Quinn, could also be gone. He will become a free agent in March and chances are his play in 2012 wasn’t good enough for the team to try to re-sign him.
That leaves QB Stanzi.
Stanzi is an interesting case because despite the struggles of both Cassel and Quinn, Stanzi was never given the chance to start by either Todd Haley or Romeo Crennel.
Still, Reid has watched all the footage of Stanzi he could get his hands on.
Here are some comments from Reid on Stanzi, courtesy of the Kansas City Star.
“I watched a ton of his (video) from college,’’ Reid said. “I watched all of it. I watched everything he has from here. There’s just not that much of it. That’s a hard (evaluation). You want to see them in games. I’ve heard good things about him, both of those guys (including Cassel) and actually Brady, too. But with Stanzi you just don’t have as much information.
“There’s probably not enough on Ricky (to have an informed opinion), certainly not enough on what we’ll ask him to do. Matt, you’ve got a little better feel about just because there’s more snaps. Matt’s a good football player.’’
Stanzi likely has the best shot of sticking around. He is due $555,000 in base salary in 2013 and is signed through 2014. He represents a $619,763 cap hit in 2013 so there is a chance he will be given the chance to earn a spot on the roster in training camp.
Do you guys want Stanzi to stay with the Chiefs and learn under Reid?