Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has been known to utilize his second-string quarterbacks in the past and has a competition for the coveted role on his hands ahead of his team’s final preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday.
Reid was asked about third-year passer Shane Buechele after Kansas City’s practice session on Wednesday and expounded on the development he has seen from the former SMU Mustang in the preseason. He seemed pleased with what he had seen and told reporters that the veteran presence currently ahead of Buechele on the depth chart seemed to be helping him settle in.
“Well he looks more comfortable, and I think in a crazy way, Blaine (Gabbert) has been good for him and bringing out the best in him, you know, the competition,” Reid explained. “Blaine is competing like crazy too, so it’s been a good challenge there for him but he’s doing a nice job, more time coming up here, so we’ll see how both of them do.”
Expect the competition between Buechele and Gabbert to be fierce against the Browns this weekend as each quarterback vies for their chance to back up Patrick Mahomes ahead of the 2023 regular season kickoff in September.