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Chase Daniel is a free agent so who will be Chiefs backup to Alex Smith?

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Let's start reviewing the Kansas City Chiefs roster by position. Today we start with quarterbacks with an emphasis on where the Chiefs are at now and where they're going.

Alex Smith: He is under contract for three more seasons. He is paid as a top 16 quarterback which is ... well, it's about right. A bargain even if you think Alex Smith is better than league average. This is Alex's team and he is the quarterback for the foreseeable future.

Chase Daniel: Alex Smith missed one game due to injury over the past three seasons. Chase started two games in three years. Chase is a free agent in March. I would love if the Chiefs could agree on a reasonable contract to bring him back but I imagine Chase wants to find a starting job someplace if possible. Maybe it's with Doug Pederson in Philly or competing with Nick Foles in St. Louis. I'm not counting on Chase coming back. He's a reliable player who could be given the chance to compete with someone.

Aaron Murray: The heir apparent to the backup quarterback job? That would be my best guess at this point but we have a full offseason of work ahead. Murray has been in the system for two years and heading into three. We should be comfortable with him as a potential No. 2.

Tyler Bray: I wrote last summer that it's hard to find a spot for Tyler Bray on the team but the Chiefs ended up giving him a small contract extension and the Chiefs put him on the NFI list. Interesting. That tells you the Chiefs see something there. I would expect him to compete with Murray for the No. 2 job but I would bet on Bray as the third quarterback. Again, lots of football left.

Free agency / draft: Yeah I could see a younger player being given a tryout this offseason. The Chiefs carried four quarterbacks in the offseason before. However, I wouldn't count on significant investments unless a high upside quarterback (RG3?) is willing to take a deal as a backup. I still say the smart money is on Murray or Bray as Alex's backup.