Aaron Murray takes second-team reps


The Kansas City Chiefs are apparently open to a quarterback competition behind Alex Smith.

A few weeks ago, head coach Andy Reid came out and declared that Tyler Bray would be seeing the work as second-team quarterback. Reid stated that the job was still open heading into training camp, but that Bray would be given the first crack.

Now, it appears the team is really opening up on that stance. On Tuesday, the Chiefs gave Aaron Murray most of the second-team reps, letting Bray fill in as the third-team signal-caller. This is fairly surprising, considering how much Reid came out in support of Bray at the beginning of OTAs.

Frankly, there is not reason not to open up the competition and let both Murray and Bray fight for the job now that Chase Daniel is a high-paid backup with the Philadelphia Eagles. Hell, give rookie Kevin Hogan a chance after taking him in the fifth round of the draft this year.

This is going to be a very interesting battle throughout the preseason, that likely gets decided in the first three exhibition games. Who comes out and slings the ball around (Murray looked good last year, for what that is worth) will likely be holding the first clipboard behind Smith come September.