Fans react to Chiefs signing Tom Brady’s former backup

The Kansas City Chiefs helmet logo is seen on the field prior to the AFC Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri.
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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.

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.

He spent the last few years playing behind Tom Brady, and that should benefit him in KC.

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.

Furthermore, Gabbert was born in Missouri and played college football there.

So coming to the Chiefs is almost like homecoming for them.

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.

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