Tyler Bray played for Tennessee, is 6-foot-6, 215 lbs. but is more of an unknown. There was a time when I was scouting Bray in college and I thought he could be one of the next great quarterbacks in the NFL. His arm is huge and he can throw the ball 60 yards downfield with zip on a button.
Tyler Bray has a bit of Brett Favre’s wild-side-gene that sees him darting in and out of traffic and making throws that 99% of the other QBs out there would never even try. The deal is… Bray makes some of those throws and so, fans like me can get mesmerized. However, Bray went undrafted because of maturity issues, or at least he was perceived that way coming out of college. Andy Reid saw potential in him and so he signed Bray as an undrafted free agent.
Although Bray spent the 2015 season on the Reserve/Non-football Injury list, the Chiefs saw fit to extend his contract this past September through the 2017 season. That’s quite a commitment for such an “unknown quantity.” That alone should tell you how the Chiefs coaching staff feels he’s making as much progress off the field as he is on.
That being said, I’m not expecting the Chiefs to hold a press conference anytime soon to announce Bray as their back-up QB much less their heir apparent.
Another element factoring into the Chiefs QB equation of the future is… that there seems to be a higher number of quality choices available this year.
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