Setting The Odds For The Kansas City Chiefs Quarterbacks

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AARON MURRAY

Contract Status: Rookie deal is unsigned

Odds For 2015 Roster: 99%

The most sure of bets to be on the roster in 16 months from now is 2014 fifth round selection Aaron Murray. In a year where the Chiefs had only six draft picks and depth needs across the board, spending a pick on a quarterback only to cut him within a year seems incredibly unlikely. It is certainly possible circumstances will lead the Chiefs to part ways with Murray before the start of the 2015 season but one would think those odds are nearly non-existent.

People are incredibly high on Murray in Andy Reid’s system. They tout Murray’s intelligence and accuracy and how well that fits in what Reid asks quarterbacks to do. His height should be a non-issue given what Russell Wilson has done with two less inches of height to work with, and his arm strength, while not elite, is more than enough to make every throw a starting NFL quarterback needs to make. Look, if Peyton Manning’s wobbly 10 mile per hour throws can land him one of the NFL’s finest statistical seasons ever then clearly what makes quality quarterback play does not include elite arm strength.

Murray is going to be here, maybe even for a long time, and that’s about the most certain thing we know about the Chiefs’ quarterback depth chart.

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Tags: Aaron Murray Alex Smith Chase Daniel Kansas City Chiefs Tyler Bray

  • unclejesse40

    Nice write up Ben. The problem that I see is if Daniels is a true tradeable piece then it means that he got substantial playing time in 2014 which means Smith went down with a pretty big injury which knocks over the entire stack of dominoes. This might be one of the first times I say this, but I am really looking forward to the QB play in the preseason.

  • sidibeke

    I think the likeliest scenarios are either 1) Murray to IR in 2014 or 2) Bray is disappointing and Murray is #3. If the latter, small chance Daniel sticks around, but still would have to be slim.

  • Olivier

    Or – to my dismay – Daniels gets time is due to AS11 playing bad and Reid does nt want to throw Murray or Bray to the lions yet