Chiefs mailbag: Is Aaron Murray ready to be the No. 2 QB?


KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Here is this week’s edition of the Kansas City Chiefs mailbag. To ask a question for a future edition, send it to me via Twitter (@adamteicher) and tag it #ChiefsMail.

@adamteicher: If the Chiefs believed Aaron Murray is ready to be their No. 2 quarterback, they wouldn't be paying almost $4 million to Chase Daniel. But Murray or Tyler Bray will be the No. 2 quarterback next season. Daniel is in the final season of his contract and I can't see him coming back next year. So Murray's time as the No. 2 quarterback could be coming.

@adamteicher: Bray showed excellent skills in training camp his first two years with the Chiefs. He's played well at times in the preseason his first two years with the Chiefs. There's no reason for the Chiefs to cut him now. I wouldn't say there's a strong case for him to be the eventual starter, but there is enough ability to make the Chiefs want to investigate whether he can be, someday.

@adamteicher: Ron Parker and Husain Abdullah are solid as the starting safeties. The Chiefs are happy with both, so I don't see anyone beating them out, Eric Berry included. Though Berry did some incredible things in beating his cancer and being cleared to play so quickly after his diagnosis, it is taking some time for him to return to being the player he was before the illness. So think he'll be a backup and play on obvious passing downs, at least for the time being.

@adamteicher: I'm not certainly which player you're asking about since Brandon Boykin is a cornerback. Though tight end is certainly a position where the Chiefs might be looking for help, I wouldn't say depth is weak if Demetrius Harris is ready to play. He only started practice this week after breaking his foot in November. But if Harris is ready to go soon, the Chiefs might have the three tight ends they're looking for in Travis Kelce, James O'Shaughnessy and Harris. But if Harris isn't ready to play anytime soon, then I would think the Chiefs would try to sign a tight end.

@adamteicher: Jamaal Charles, Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali for sure. Berry, Dontari Poe and Justin Houston if they continue to play as they have for the first few seasons of their respective careers. I also think Dustin Colquitt has a strong case.

@adamteicher: Not at left tackle. The job is Eric Fisher's when he returns, probably next week. But Donald Stephenson could wind up starting at right tackle.

@adamteicher: For the Chiefs, none. For the Royals, hopefully a lot because Jonny Gomes can rake.