Position battles weren’t decided in the Kansas City Chiefs offseason practices but we do have some leaders at some positions. Phillip Gaines, for example, is currently the guy opposite Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson is the nickel corner coming out of offseason practices.
One position not settled? Backup quarterback.
“I liked what I saw,” Andy Reid said of his quarterbacks via quotes from the Chiefs. “I think Tyler (Bray) and Aaron (Murray) really worked hard and have learned from the last year or two or three and it shows. I thought they really did some good, quality snaps.”
Bray was the No. 2 outside of a few practices.
“And then Kevin (Hogan) came in and,” Reid continued, “I thought, did a heck of a job for not having been in the offense. I thought he was very productive.”
Chiefs OC Brad Childress spoke with the media a few weeks ago and said that he wanted to see Bray in a game setting where the pass rush is coming after him. Andy Reid agrees.
“I think the next step, getting pads on and then let’s get them in a game,” Reid said. “And then I think it gives you a little better area of evaluation when that rush is live on them. They’re not going to get that in training camp – there’s going to be a live rush, but they won’t be live. Let’s see how they do during games. It’s wide open, wide open competition.”
So if they want to see these guys in a game setting, this position battle won’t be decided for a while. The Chiefs have four preseason games starting with the first one on August 13 and the last one on September 1.