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

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.

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