By Wesley Roesch
The Chiefs’ trade of quarterback Alex Smith to Washington opened up the starter spot for Patrick Mahomes, but it also created a problem: Kansas City now needs two quarterbacks.
Mahomes is the only QB on the Chiefs’ roster right now (no, we’re not including Chris Jones). Tyler Bray is hitting free agency. There is neither a backup QB nor a third-string QB in K.C. right now.
What should the Chiefs do about that? There are plenty of ways to address it — free agency, trade, draft — and none of them are the wrong answer. Our draft guy Charles Goldman took to Twitter with a poll, and most people vouched for a veteran free agent pickup for the backup QB spot.
A veteran free agent might be the best way to go with the backup spot because the Chiefs will need an experienced player who can play in a pinch in case of an injury to Mahomes. It’s also useful to have a veteran presence at the QB position, even if it’s a backup.
The No. 3 QB spot is where the Chiefs could test the waters with a drafted/undrafted QB. Bray was an undrafted free agent and stuck around for five seasons as the No. 3 QB. It’s always a possibility that he returns, even to compete for the backup spot, but bringing in new blood isn’t a bad idea. After all, we’ve seen Bray’s ceiling by now, and No. 3 QB is pretty much...