Aug 29, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray (9) throws a pass during the first half of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Bray To Push For Backup Role With Kansas City Chiefs

When the Kansas City Chiefs selected former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, most assumed it spelled the end for former Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Tyler Bray‘s tenure in Kansas City.

But that might not be the case, according to Chiefs beat-writer Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star.

From the Kansas City Star:

Daniel fared OK in the San Diego game last season, his first regular-season action, but will have to hold off Bray for the backup spot.

It sounds like Paylor believes Bray could push Chase Daniel for the right to backup starting quarterback Alex Smith.

That means that Aaron Murray could possibly spend a year on Kansas City’s practice squad. It’s hard to envision the Chiefs cutting Chase Daniel, but that could be what happens. He is, afterall, one of the highest paid backup quarterbacks in the league. Cutting Daniel would make a lot of sense for the Chiefs, but it all depends on how comfortable they are with the thought of Tyler Bray as the “next man up”.

And as far as Bray goes, there’s never been any denying his talent. During just three seasons at Tennessee he managed to finish fourth in touchdowns and passing yards in school history.

It looks like going undrafted was a wake up call for the quarterback that was described as “immature” in college.

He now has a chance to prove his worth as a potential backup in the NFL.

That’s a far cry from where most folks expected him to be after going undrafted.

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