Chiefs sign Tyler Bray to two-year extension


Raise your hand if you saw this coming. Nobody? OK, then. The Kansas City Chiefs have signed backup quarterback Tyler Bray to a two-year contract worth $1.925 million, according to Field Yates of ESPN. Bray’s contract does not have any guarantees in it, meaning should general manager John Dorsey decide to cut bait, the Chiefs are not on the hook for any dead money.

Bray was signed as an undrafted rookie free-agent in Dorsey’s first season with Kansas City, back in 2013. He has never played a snap in a regular or postseason game, only seeing very limited action in the preseason. Bray currently sits fourth on the depth chart behind Alex Smith, Chase Daniel and Aaron Murray.

With Daniel’s contract set to expire at the end of this season, it shows the Chiefs are probably willing to get cheaper and younger behind Smith. Murray has two years remaining on his rookie deal beyond 2015 and now Bray is locked up for the foreseeable future. It stands to reason that those two will fight for the backup job while the other is the third-string quarterback.

Murray has the upper hand right now after balling out against the Tennessee Titans on Friday night. Meanwhile, Bray is recovering from a torn ACL that he sustained playing basketball in January. He is currently on the non-football injury list and will not count against the 53-man roster.

The knock on Bray coming out of the University of Tennessee was that he was immature. Bray always had an elite arm and the perfect body to play quarterback at 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds. Now in his third year of the Andy Reid system, one would think that Bray knows the playbook inside and out.

It’s nice to see Kansas City developing from within. That’s always the sign of a very good organization.