If you thought the writing was on the wall for Aaron Murray, you’re probably right. The Chiefs won’t carry five quarterback into the season and now NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that Aaron Murray is available for a trade.
One note from this morning on @gmfb: The #KCChiefs have made teams aware that QB Aaron Murray is available via trade. A low-cost option.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2016
You can’t be too surprised at this. If he isn’t traded, he could be cut. The Chiefs are cutting their roster to 75 players this afternoon and to 53 players by Saturday. Murray was the Chiefs 2014 fifth round pick but was sandwiched between Tyler Bray, who got an extension last season, and Kevin Hogan, who was drafted a few months ago. Bray was consistently ahead of Murray (even after Bray’s injury) in practice reps and Hogan is unlikely to be dropped completely as a rookie.
So where does that leave Murray? Yeah, exactly. A man without a role.
Murray has a spot in the NFL. He is a hard worker and has a long track record of success at Georgia. Someone will pick him up. The Cowboys are a team looking for a quarterback but Murray doesn’t offer much in the way of experience with no NFL snaps.=
It was also reported that Knile Davis is available via trade so there could be some movement this week.