It’s rare that a rookie is handed the keys to the kingdom in early May. It’s even more rare that a undrafted rookie quarterback gets many reps, which is why it should come as no surprise that Tyler Bray is currently working as the fourth quarterback for the Chiefs, according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.
Ricky Stanzi, a two year veteran out of Iowa, is currently working as the number three quarterback behind Chase Daniel and expected starter Alex Smith.
Adam Teicher doesn’t seem to think that will be the long term scenario.
Hard to say if that will change any time soon, but Bray has better ability to make all the necessary throws than Stanzi does. While the Chiefs — with Smith as their starter and Chase Daniel as the top reserve — need to be in no hurry to develop Bray, he has already displayed enough skills to earn more work.
If you’re rooting for Bray’s success, I wouldn’t take this as a bad sign. It’s very typical that veterans get all the early work, in order to transition the rookies in a little more seamlessly. If Bray keeps his attitude right he should easily overtake Stanzi for the number three job and possibly challenge Chase Daniel for the number two job.
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