Murray was reportedly put on the trade block prior to his release Friday and will now be free to sign with any interested team. After the Chiefs signed Nick Foles to replace Chase Daniel as Alex Smith's backup, and drafted Kevin Hogan, Murray's job and pegging on the depth chart was cast into question. Although Murray ultimately was sent packing, he embodies an interesting developmental option for teams in need at quarterback.
With multiple teams shopping the backup quarterback market (notably the Cowboys and Vikings), they could do worse than the third-year signal caller. Unfortunately, he didn't have the greatest of showings in the team's preseason finale, going just 10-for-18 for 108 yards while tossing two interceptions. Tyler Bray appears the heavy favorite to earn the third quarterback spot for Kansas City, so the club will attempt to get something for Murray before they need to cut him.
Murray and Bray both took some reps as the No. 2 quarterback during minicamp, putting the two in position as the favorites for the backup job ahead of the rookie signal-caller (Hogan). However, it's unlikely Hogan will be given the boot in his first season, making it plausible either Murray or Bray wind up the odd man out after losing the competition.
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