The Kansas City Chiefs are keeping five quarterbacks on the active roster for the moment.
When the Chiefs decided to make the signing of quarterback Nick Foles official on Friday morning, most believed another signal-caller would be moved off the roster to make room.
Instead, general manager John Dorsey waived nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu, getting the roster back down to 90 players.
With that transaction, Kansas City somehow remains under the salary cap and is able to carry five quarterbacks in Foles, Alex Smith, Tyler Bray, Aaron Murray and Kevin Hogan. At some point, Dorsey is going to address this situation, as there are simply not enough reps to go around.
It seems pretty safe to say Foles and Smith won’t be going anywhere. Perhaps Dorsey decides to put Hogan on the practice squad and one of the other quarterbacks on Injured Reserve with a sprained toe or something like that. Still, it would be shocking to see all five guys go through the entirety of camp.
This speaks to the possibility of a trade. Can Dorsey find a willing trade partner for a player who has never taken an NFL snap? If he can, expect a low-round pick with some conditions tied to it.