Aug 29, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray (9) throws a pass during the first half of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Contract: 2 years remaining and will be a free agent after 2015, 2015 cap hit is $588,334
Odds For 2015 Roster: 60%
The biggest threat to Bray’s roster chances in 2015 are twofold: 1) Dorsey and Reid value the experience Daniel brings over Bray’s upside and 2) the Chiefs draft another quarterback with a pick of value in 2015.
There is no question about Bray’s upside as a passer. He’s got prototypical size, a cannon arm, and an excellent pedigree at Tennessee. Most of the questions surrounding him involve whether or not he can absorb an NFL offense and if he can apply that knowledge on the field. The raw talent is there without question, but converting that talent into NFL success isn’t going to happen without a great advancement in understanding offenses and reading NFL defenses.
Bray’s upside is almost limitless if things click for him, which is why the Chiefs took the risk on him. If he’s shown enough progress towards his ceiling then his spot on the roster should be safe. As a result, few players are going to be more interesting to watch in August than Bray.