The Kansas City Chiefs entered the offseason in need of a quarterback.
No, not the starter, as Patrick Mahomes would stay at KC for the rest of his career.
But, a veteran backup to fill the void left by Chad Henne.
Any veteran who can step up and provide a complementary game would be ideal.
Kansas City found themselves in former Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup Blaine Gabbert.
According to Ari Merow, the chiefs are singling out Gabbert for a deal.
#Chief pre signing #box QB Blaine Gabbert, PER @PatMcAfeeShow, Kansas City saw Chad Henne retire this offseason, so now they have a new backup in Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady’s former backup. pic.twitter.com/itIq8B3ISI
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) April 18, 2023
It seems that any quarterback who ushers in Andy Reid’s offense will be able to find success.
Henne was able to step up and find success over the past few seasons.
He was also thrown out in the Chiefs’ first playoff game last year after Mahomes was out with an ankle injury.
Gabert should be able to fill the void left by Henne.
Blaine Gabbert for Kansas City!
Gabbert is the master of crime of Bruce Arians and has been in his crime for 7 years. In 21 and 22, he was 13/19 passing for 98 yards and a TD.
Overall, Gabbert has played in 66 games with 48 starts and has thrown for 9,273 yards, 50 TDs and 47 completions.
— Free Agency Frosty (@FrostyTalksFB) April 18, 2023
He spent the last few years playing behind Tom Brady, and that should benefit him in KC.
Great signing by KC. Would like to see the contract numbers but Gabert was at the top of my list for a potential backup. Veitch is killing it this off season.
— Chad Van Dam (@chadvandam11) April 18, 2023
Backup quarterback is one of the most important positions in the NFL.
We saw last year how Cooper Rush was able to keep the Dallas Cowboys season alive after Dak Prescott was injured.
So experienced players who can learn to play offense and play at a moment’s notice are great.
Gabbert has carved out some solid backup roles on very good teams.
Blaine Gabbert is a smart person. He has mastered the backup role.
— AllDayUnpacked (@AllDayUnpacked) April 18, 2023
Furthermore, Gabbert was born in Missouri and played college football there.
So coming to the Chiefs is almost like homecoming for them.
– ©️🔝 (@wyyron) April 18, 2023
Kansas City hopes Gabbert never sees the field, but if he does, the Chiefs can feel confident in his game.
The Chiefs are favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champions, and the strength of their entire roster is a big reason why.
Patrick Mahomes has high hopes for a new target