Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray (7) – Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
While Aaron Murray didn’t see the field at all during his rookie season, I have faith that he’ll still be a member of the Kansas City Chiefs headed into his sophomore campaign. Tyler Bray will be headed into his third year, and really hasn’t done much for the organization.
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Murray is popular here and has the potential to be a future franchise quarterback. This all being my opinion, of course.
A large part of what will happen with Murray will depend on what the team decides to do with Tyler Bray.
Chase Daniel still has the backup role locked up and why shouldn’t he? He’s started two games in two years with the Chiefs and put up solid performances both times despite only going 1-1 in those starts.
Yet Daniel only has one year left on his big contract (for a backup quarterback that is) and I don’t see the Chiefs shelling out more money to keep him after 2015 is over with. Also, Daniel could potentially be a starter for another team in the league and I wouldn’t be shocked to see someone overpay him to be their starting quarterback.
If that does happen, it’d be difficult to imagine Aaron Murray NOT being the backup behind Alex Smith.
The only instance it wouldn’t happen would be if the team took a quarterback early in the draft next year that they thought could take the reigns once Smith departs (and who knows when that will be honestly).
Only time will tell though. A large part of what will happen with Murray will depend on what the team decides to do with Tyler Bray. Bray has been with the Chiefs one year longer, but spent all of last year on the injured reserve. That very well could have been Kansas City’s way of keeping both Bray and Murray, but a decision will need to be made this year and I expect it to be Aaron Murray staying with the Chiefs.
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