Shane Buechele was a high priority free agent after the 2021 NFL Draft who chose to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Coming into the 2021 NFL Draft, Buechele was projected to miss being selected in the draft but was a well sought after prospect once it ended. Choosing to sign with the Chiefs, Buechele chose a route most wouldn’t take if they are looking for an opportunity to shine early.
The Kansas City Chiefs already had four quarterbacks on the current roster, including Patrick Mahomes so he was in for a roster cut competition to make the team from the beginning. Moving into the final days of roster decisions, Buechele was release only to be returned to the Chiefs practice squad a day later.
"In a video posted by the Kansas City Chiefs, Shane Buechele stated ” I signed with the Chiefs because, you know, this is a great opportunity for me, you know being able to be coached by the best in the league and also be mentored by the best in the league, it’s a great opportunity and man I’m excited about it.”"
A young developmental quarterback prospect choosing to come play under Andy Reid and along side Patrick Mahomes shouldn’t seem to uncommon given the current track record Coach Reid has with quarterbacks. Notable names Andy Reid has been part of molding include Brett Favre, Donovan McNabb, and Michael Vick. All which have gone on to have successful NFL careers and multiple Pro Bowl appearances.
Shane Buechele is an underrated and undersized athlete. Standing at just 6′ 0′ tall and and weighing 208 lbs., he is smaller than the average sized NFL quarterback. Buechele has an accurate arm with a high arching deep ball. His mobility in and out of the pocket can be over looked but it isn’t his expertise as he used his arm when possible making off balanced throws.