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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  • V. C. Evans Sr.

    What would it hurt to bring in Vince Young….. He’s the best insurance policy a team could ever have…
    (NFL Rookie of the Year, 2 Pro Bowls, Playoff experience and Mobility). Vince has a career winning record of 31-19…
    Even if it’s only to upgrade the team’s quarterback pool…

    • ChiefTucson

      Man the guys like 300 lbs isn’t he???

      • Zach Ragan


    • John Stone

      Vince is done, give it up. Dumb idea BTW.

    • Billie Cabral

      Did you see Vince Young in Reid’s system??? No thanks. That was terrible. There is a reason Vince Young isn’t in the league, just like Josh Freeman.

      • V. C. Evans Sr.

        Yes, I saw Vince Young in Reid’s system.. Thanks to Reid putting Vince back in a meaningless pre-season game, he got hurt.. Vince only played in three (3) regular games… VY beat the super bowl champions (NY Giants) and he threw for 400 yards in a loss to New England and he loss to Buffalo.. Vince did all this without his top receiver and running back…

  • Keith Sellers

    I’m a cousin of Tyler’s and have watched most of his games from HS to college. He has the tools and can be a starting QB in the NFL. What happened in college should be left in college. There are very few students who pass through college without doing something the regret doing. But it is what they do afterwards to show they have matured that counts. All he needs is to get in some reps and all will see he is ready. Good luck cuz, you know i’m a die-hard charger fan, but will root for you when they are playing someone else Go Tyler we believe in you!!!

    • tndjinn

      Hi Keith, if you get a chance to talk with Tyler please let him know that this Vol and many others are hoping he makes it. It’s hard for a UT fan to say but Tyler was always more talented than even Peyton. He can be one of the best, imo, and I hope he succeeds.

      • Keith Sellers

        I probable won’t see Tyler he is in KC and i’m in the Calif. central valley. I usually run into his mom or his dad when i’m in Kingsburg. But it’s nice to know he still has friends in Tenn.
        I truly believe Dooley thru him under the bus to save his butt. Tyler tried to do too much when guys went down and it just backfired on him. He will get a chance somewhere and do well.

        • tndjinn

          I totally agree with you Keith. Dooley was just awful in so many ways and treated people like crap. He threw everyone under the bus and didn’t have the foggiest idea of how to deal with people, guide young men, coach, or recruit, Everyone was at fault but Dooley – the players, the coaches, the guys who worked support roles and even the fans and the players took the brunt of that. Tyler would’ve benefited greatly from a real coach and it’s a real shame that he got Dooley instead. While I don’t blame him for leaving given all he had to endure with Dooley, I wish he’d gotten to experience Coach Jones as while the jury is still out on whether or not he’ll take us to the promised land it’s in regarding how well he’s guided his athletes and helped them grow into men and better players. The difference has simply been amazing. Even players beat so down by Dooley have started to flourish. And Tyler still has a lot of friends here in Tenn who wish him success, even more so now that the insanity of Dooley is gone and they can finally see how much the man beat even the fan base to death with his negativity and the stories that were untold have started to be told. Whenever you do see him or even get to talk to his parents – let them know we’re still cheering for Tyler and wish him the best. I believe he’ll start somewhere and I’m not alone.

  • John Stone

    The dude can flat out sling it, he’s got way more arm talent than Murray or Daniel. Will be a starter in the league in the next 4 years IMO.

  • Billie Cabral

    To be frank I would say that if Smith goes down for the year at any point you can scratch our chances this season so why would you pay Daniels all that dough to maybe win a game or two, if needed be, instead of cutting him and using that money to sign somebody, say Justin Houston and Alex Smith? Now nod your head yes. Meanwhile giving our young Qb’s more reps. This only seems like the logical course of action unless I am missing something. Surely Dorsey and Reid know this!!!

  • tndjinn

    Tennessee fan here and Tyler was always very special. I know he had some maturity issues but honestly, I don’t think former coach Dooley did anything whatsoever to help a young man learning to be a man mature and in retrospect likely hampered it. Had Tyler stayed for his senior year, I DO believe Coach Jones would’ve done wonders for him. But you learn and grow. I’m glad he’s doing both and hope he makes backup and later
    starter. He’s incredibly talented. To Tyler directly (on the off chance he reads this): This Vol is rooting for you and has been following your progress. I believe you’ll make it.