With the 2015 NFL season over, the Kansas City Chiefs are finding themselves in great positioning for the upcoming offseason.
The Chiefs are good in the fact that they have a decent amount of cap space. With the projection of the cap being around 155 million for the year, KC finds itself sitting at around a little more than 32 million. Most of this money will be used to re-sign key players such as safety and Comeback Player of the Year Eric Berry, cornerback Sean Smith and other key players on their roster.
But some of the projected money will play out in free agency, with some signings the Chiefs will look to fill the places of some players and continue to add depth. One interesting position that will be interesting to see play out is the role of the backup quarterback.
Currently the team has Missouri product and former New Orleans Saints quarterback Chase Daniel. Daniel is at the end of a larger than normal contract for a backup quarterback, signing a three-year, $10 million deal. Daniel has been a good backup, even though he has not seen much game time in three years. When he was called upon he was efficient and limited mistakes which is all you can really ask of a backup.
General manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid, know that Daniel was important to the success of the team. The sad truth is that unless he is willing to take a nice pay cut from last year to the next, he will more than likely be leaving the team to pursue a career elsewhere.
Next: Who could replace Daniel?