Ricky Stanzi has been with the Kansas City Chiefs since the 2011 season, yet all he’s done is stand on the sidelines and watch everything unfold on the field right in front of him. Despite a solid career with Iowa, it only translated into being drafted in the fifth round and earning no playing time.
It is obvious that the Chiefs have Alex Smith set as the starting quarterback while Chase Daniel will be the backup quarterback after signing a three-year deal worth $10 million. That leaves the No. 3 quarterback spot, which Stanzi currently claims and has owned the past two years. But is this the year where Stanzi receives the pink slip?
Undrafted out of Tennessee, Tyler Bray could be the one who challenges Stanzi for the final spot and sends him packing.
In past preseason games, Stanzi has not been able to play well against opposing defenses. His past preseason performances haven’t been awe-inspiring, which explains why he has spent all of his time during the regular season on the sidelines.
Stanzi must simply try and do what he’s done the past two years to win a spot on the roster. But would that alone be enough to impress a new coaching staff?
A lot can happen in training camp and preseason games, but don’t be surprised if Bray is chosen over Stanzi to be part of the team.