Tonight means nothing in the standings but it means everything to many of the players trying to make the 53-man roster. The Chiefs 90 players that they need to cut down to 53 by the end of the month. And with only four games between now and that deadline, things are going to get intense in a hurry for some of those back end of the roster spots.
Here are several position battles to watch tonight that will effect the Chiefs roster the most.
1. Quarterback Battle
Key Figures: Tyler Bray and Chase Daniel
At Stake: Final quarterback roster spot
Projected Leader: Chase Daniel
This is the battle everyone will be watching all preseason long, and some think it could end with the Chiefs carrying four quarterbacks. Whether that’s an option or not we don’t know, so until then we are operating under the assumption one of these two guys will be gone by week one of the regular season.
Daniel is the leader in the clubhouse because of his experience in the NFL. While he does not have a lot of action in games – he’s only started one game in his career – he does understand the role of being a backup and is a projectable player. Kansas City is going to know what they are getting if they hold on to Daniel.
Bray is full of upside and may be the most improved player on the team coming into tonight’s game. At 6-6 with a cannon arm, Bray has the highest ceiling of any of the quarterbacks on the roster. His major problem is understanding the playbook and making the right decisions on the field. If he’s made significant progress in both of those areas then it he should be the guy who wins the battle of the quarterbacks.
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