I think we can say the quarterback that will compete with Matt Cassel for the starting job won't come in the first week of free agency. Chad Henne just joined the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to reports.
He joins Kyle Orton (Dallas Cowboys) and Jason Campbell (Chicago Bears) as potential "1A" backup options who have signed elsewhere. At least Henne is young enough that we could somehow, someway talk ourselves into the "potential" angle.
Other guys will be cut down the line and the Chiefs will have more opportunities to find another quarterback but it's hard not to feel like the Chiefs missed out on one of these guys. We know they're not going to find someone who is significantly better than Cassel on the open market (outside of No. 18) but I think the Chiefs had an opportunity here to find a badly needed backup quarterback and they didn't take it.
Here's a thought: What if Ricky Stanzi is the backup quarterback?
More Chiefs free agency news (and a list of all the Chiefs free agents here):
Mike Tolbert's visit with Chiefs is still on | Eric Winston visiting Chiefs Thursday | Le'Ron McClain to the Chargers| Chiefs sign Peyton Hillis | Kevin Boss visiting the Chiefs | John Carlson made it to KC, but didn't visit Chiefs | Jackie Battle has some interest in free agency | Brandon Carr to Dallas for $50.1 million | Kyle Orton signs with Cowboys | John Carlson signs with Vikings | All the Chiefs free agents, take two | Chiefs seeking big running back | Day one recap | Finnegan's numbers are in, waiting on Carr | Mike Tolbert has five teams interested|BenJarvus Green-Ellis has multiple suitors | John Carlson visiting Chiefs | No tender for Tyler Palko | Kyle Orton visiting Cowboys|Brandon Carr visiting Cowboys