The Kansas City Chiefs enjoyed great success in their first season with Alex Smith at the helm.
After the former top overall pick lost his job to Colin Kaepernick, Smith was traded to the Chiefs. The Chiefs would like to sign Smith, who is entering the final year of his contract, to an extension, but talks don’t appear to be moving very fast, if they are moving at all.
That’s what made the selection of former Georgia Bulldogs’ quarterback Aaron Murray, the 163rd overall pick in the fifth round, such an intriguing choice.
According to Josh Apler of Pro Football Talk, the Chiefs have inked Murray.
The Chiefs have Alex Smith under contract for another year and there are talks about an extension underway, but there’s a chance they may go into the 2015 season without an incumbent starting quarterback.
If that comes to pass, fifth-round pick Aaron Murray could be one of the contenders for the job. Murray, who started 52 games at Georgia, signed his four-year rookie contract with the team on Wednesday.
Murray completed 225 of 347 passes for 3,075 yards with 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions before tearing his ACL for the Bulldogs last season. In his career as a four-year starter, he went 921-of-1,478 for 13,166 yards with 121 touchdowns and 41 interceptions.
Chase Daniel and Tyler Bray fill out the Chiefs’ roster at quarterback.