Chiefs roster: GM’s view of upgrading

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Aug 21, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniel (10) drops back to pass against the Seattle Seahawks in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won 14-13. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Chase Daniel

This is a two-sided coin and flipping it could do more harm than good.  Our Ben Almquist covered the value possibilities of trading Chase Daniel.  It’s a baseline value, but any team can get desperate enough to overpay, especially for a potential starting quarterback.

On one side of the coin, trading Daniel would require faith in Aaron Murray to be the backup.  With his lack of passes/production this preseason, it isn’t reasonable to think that faith exists.  On the other hand, Daniel will not be back in 2016.  He’ll get offers that price him out of the Kansas City backup job.  Trading Daniel would get the team some value, rather than just letting him walk away in 2016.  It would likely let Daniel be in a position to actually play in 2015 as well.  That might be a win-win for everyone.

Picking up Speed

Friday night’s game against the Titans will likely lock-in the evaluations of the bulk of the roster.  Those near the bottom will have one more chance to make an impression, but the core of the regular season roster will have shown what they needed to show.

The bottom eight positions could be fluid.   The initial cut to the 75-man roster is 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday (Sept. 1).  Waiver claims and trades could be good ways to fortify the roster heading into a tough first quarter of the 2015 season.  Dorsey and his personnel department will be watching the wire for options.

Moves will start coming soon.  The turmoil that follows is another chance for the Kansas City Chiefs leadership to make this 2105 roster better, faster and deeper.