Sounds like the Kansas City Chiefs are going to handle preseason similarly to how they did last year under Andy Reid, who spoke to the media today for an update on the starters playing time in the first preseason game Thursday against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Reid said the quarterbacks would each get a quarter of play which is a similar breakdown to how they handled last year's preseason opener. In that game, Alex Smith played just one drive but it was a 14-play drive. Chase Daniel took over midway through the first quarter and played the rest of the half. Tyler Bray saw the third quarter and Ricky Stanzi (remember him?) saw the fourth quarter.
Based on reps during camp, the quarterback rotation will probably be Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray. We shall see.
Reid said the quarterbacks is as far as he's gotten on the starters playing time. While everyone will play, it's a reality that almost half of them will be cut when the Chiefs go from 90 to 53 players later this month.
"You've got a lot of young guys," Reid said. "You want your veteran players to get back into game mode. You want your young guys to show the best they can show. Everybody will play in this game. Everybody's going to have the opportunity to play. You want the guys to get themselves, not everybody can make the team. So, if they don't make this team, they can have some tape out there that they can show and you want good tape for them so they have an opportunity to make it somewhere else."
Meanwhile, Alex Smith was asked what he wants to accomplish in the preseason: "Score some points."