If you didn’t think the Kansas City Chiefs had already made their decision at quarterback then you may not have been paying too close attention. After seeing Aaron Murray throw two picks in the Chiefs preseason finale, now you know.
Andy Reid was asked about Murray’s performance after he completed 10-of-18 passes for 108 yards but with two turnovers.
“Aaron had those couple picks there. You’d like to have those back, but again, he did some good things too. But, obviously, you can’t turn the ball over.”
Contrast that with what he said about Tyler Bray, who had similar stats (10-of-17 for 104 yards) but without the turnovers.
“I’ll tell you when things weren’t going his way, he came back strong,” Reid said. “I think that’s big for a quarterback. He didn’t let that get to him at all, and I’d say that’s maturity. I think that’s the area that he needed to improve the most in when he got here. He was the youngest guy in the draft at the time and comes up, and we’ve seen him grow up here over the last three years or so.”
So yeah. There are a few remaining questions and things we don’t know:
Is Tyler Bray the No. 3? The Chiefs could keep just two quarterbacks on the active roster (Alex Smith, Nick Foles) and Kevin Hogan on the practice squad. That’s a scenario where Bray doesn’t make it. However, because the Chiefs gave him an extension last year and because he was consistently the top backup (pre-Foles), he should have a spot on the roster.
What about Aaron Murray? When trade rumors come out, it’s a sign something is happening soon. With Murray, I believe he is the odd man out.
What happens to Kevin Hogan? This one is pretty intriguing because I have no idea. Best guess would be the practice squad. I would guess he would make it through waivers because another team claiming him would have to keep him on their 53-man roster.