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Chiefs sign quarterback in first reserve/future contract for 2021

It looks like the Chiefs want to take a better look at quarterback Anthony Gordon in the offseason.

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In what we believe to be the team’s first reserve/future contract for the 2021 season, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed former Washington State quarterback Anthony Gordon, according to a report from ESPN’s Field Yates.

Gordon was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks last May but did not make the team’s September roster. Since then, he has not been signed to any other team.

Gordon began his career at City College of San Francisco before transferring to Washington State, where he was redshirted for his first season. During his junior year, he served as Gardner Minshew’s backup, playing in just a single game.

But as the Cougars’ starter in 2019, Gordon completed 71.5% of his 693 attempts for 5,579 yards, 48 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.

Gordon’s signing will have no bearing on the 2020 season. Teams that have already completed their seasons are already signing players to reserve/future contracts for next year; the Chiefs are simply grabbing a player they would like to try out in the offseason. Most of the team’s practice squad — and a smattering of other unattached players — will be offered reserve/future contracts immediately after the Chiefs’ season ends.

So this is simply the very beginning of a process that won’t really begin in earnest until... say... February 8.