The Kansas City Chiefs traded for starter Alex Smith this offseason so that they could have some answers when it comes to who will lead the team under Andy Reid’s rule. But while Smith is the guy Reid wants now, the man is known for developing quarterbacks and it looks like he has a great project in undrafted free agent quarterback Tyler Bray.
According to the Kansas City Star, rookie quarterback Tyler Bray has an “excellent chance” of making the Chiefs opening day roster.
Bray would appear to have an excellent chance to make the regular-season roster. Smith and Daniel are the top two quarterbacks with Bray and Stanzi having a shot at the third spot.
As the Star pointed out, Chase Daniel is the current back up and behind him there is just Ricky Stanzi who is likely not going to be a challenge against Bray. Had he stayed in college and used his final year of eligibility, he could very well have been a top prospect heading into the 2014 NFL Draft. But Bray chose to leave Tennessee early thinking that fortune would grace him this season.
It didn’t and he went undrafted. But his misfortune seems to be the Chiefs blessing. Not only is Bray capable of passing up Stanzi on the depth chart but he very well could end up being a rookie backup at some point in the season. Bray has an NFL size arm and impressive football I.Q., and the only reason he fell in the draft was due to questions about his maturity.
Hopefully those questions can get answered, as that would put everything in place for the Chiefs at quarterback and give Bray a chance to add his name to the impressive list of undrafted standouts.