The Kansas City Chiefs Are Not Blackballing Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Colin Kaepernick. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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The QB Situation Is Set

The first thing to consider with signing a new quarterback is not his political beliefs, it is whether or not you need a quarterback. On the surface, there are many who would argue that the Kansas City Chiefs do. That would be incredibly wrong. While Colin Kaepernick may be an improvement from a fantasy football point of view, he doesn’t bring the Chiefs anything new in reality.

What stands out first and foremost for the Kansas City Chiefs is that they have already addressed the quarterback position. Alex Smith may not be the most impressive starting quarterback in the league, but he has led the Chiefs to four straight winning seasons, including their first playoff win since the 90s. He’s earned his job and is set there.

However, there Chiefs are well aware that Alex Smith isn’t that elite level quarterback. So they went out and drafted Patrick Mahomes this year. In fact, they traded up to do so. That kind of investment means Mahomes is easily locked in to the depth chart.

Behind, or possibly even ahead, of Pat Mahomes is Tyler Bray. Bray has been with the Chiefs organization for four years now. The team has seen fit to re-sign him once already. He may not have proven anything on the field, but he has clearly shown Andy Reid enough to stick around.