The Chiefs have Alex Smith under contract for another year and there are talks about an extension underway, but there’s a chance they may go into the 2015 season without an incumbent starting quarterback.
If that comes to pass, fifth-round pick Aaron Murray could be one of the contenders for the job. Murray, who started 52 games at Georgia, signed his four-year rookie contract with the team on Wednesday.
That’s one thing that needed to happen before Murray can see any time in the team’s offense. It’s not the only one, though. Murray also has to recover from a torn ACL he suffered last November. Murray was feeling well enough to throw for scouts before the draft, but didn’t run and may wind up taking a redshirt year if the Chiefs determine that’s the best course of action for his knee.
If he is healthy enough to play this summer, Murray will likely be competing with Tyler Bray for the No. 3 quarterback job behind Smith and Chase Daniel. If all breaks his way, he would wind up as No. 2 with a chance for more depending on how things play out with Smith.