Backup Quarterbacks Fail To Impress
While Alex Smith looked solid on Saturday, the same cannot be said of the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacking group. The Chiefs came into the game with four quarterbacks on the roster competing to backup Smith. It’s tough to say that any of them distinguished themselves or made a solid claim to that job.
Veteran Nick Foles looked lost, though to be fair we have been told he doesn’t have the whole playbook down yet. Tyler Bray was wild and looked uncomfortable most of the game. Aaron Murray made some questionable decisions and a couple of bad throws. Rookie Kevin Hogan had a tough outing, highlighted by an interception late in the game.
Andy Reid told reporters that he felt the backups had a tough time getting into a rhythm. Ok, fair enough…except that didn’t affect Alex Smith. The Chiefs are likely trying to bait another team into trading for one or more of their backups. It’s hard to imagine any team jumping on the phone after that performance. The Chiefs will need to get a much better showing next week when they take on the Rams.
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