Chiefs to Watch During Preseason – Number 3: Aaron Murray
People have written Aaron Murray off, and why shouldn’t they? With the Kansas City Chiefs acquiring Nick Foles last week, the team has enough quarterbacks on their roster to play a pickup game of basketball.
Murray was drafted by the team in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Things seemed optimistic upon drafting him, as Chase Daniel was nearing the end of his tenure in Kansas City, and Tyler Bray was still a nobody.
Murray playing well could make him nice trade bait for a team needing a backup (ring ring Dallas Cowboys).
The Chiefs lost Chase Daniel in free agency and instead of have Bray and Murray duke it out for the backup quarterback spot, the Chiefs drafted Kevin Hogan in the fifth round of this year’s draft. They also, as I mentioned earlier, signed Nick Foles to their roster.
Despite Bray being with the team longer and not impressing during that time, Murray is still the one who has to really come out guns blazing. He needs to show this team that he’s worth keeping on the roster.
If nothing else, Murray playing well could make him nice trade bait for a team needing a backup (ring ring Dallas Cowboys).
I was pretty excited when the Chiefs drafted Murray two years ago, but sadly, the opportunity for him to step up and prove himself never really came. He’s still someone to keep an eye on, as his performance could very well impact the future of the position.
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