KC Chiefs News: Backup quarterback position battle to watch

KC Chiefs news consists of how the team brought in competition at backup quarterback. This is an intriguing position battle to watch heading into the 2020 season.

While sports leagues are postponed, NFL free agency is still taking place. The Kansas City Chiefs haven’t made a ton of free agent signings, but they’ve brought in two quarterbacks this offseason.

The first signing they made was actually a re-signing, as the team agreed to bring back Chad Henne, who spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons on the roster. He was injured last season, which is why Matt Moore was brought in to backup Patrick Mahomes.

Once Henne was re-signed, it seemed evident that he’d be the QB2 heading into the 2020 season, but the Chiefs turned heads on Monday night when they agreed to terms with Jordan Ta’amu of the XFL. Ta’amu played five games for the St. Louis BattleHawks and threw for over 1,000 yards and five touchdowns while rushing for over 200 yards in the XFL’s shortened season.

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While Henne is probably the favorite to win the backup job, perhaps Andy Reid can come up with a way to keep Ta’amu on the roster. He’s able to use his legs, sitting as the seventh highest rusher in the XFL throughout five games. He was an electric player for the BattleHawks and the hope is that he can make an impact on Kansas City’s roster.

The Chiefs tend to have at least four quarterbacks on their roster heading into the preseason and as of now, they have Mahomes, Henne, Ta’amu, and Kyle Shurmur, who the organization appears to like.

Obviously Mahomes is QB1, but who backs him up is important, as we saw in 2019. Moore taking the reigns for three games rather than an inexperienced quarterback saved Kansas City’s season and they’ll need to make sure to pick the best backup option for 2020 in case something happens to Mahomes again.

Who would be your pick as of now to win the QB2 job in Kansas City?

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