One of the more underrated positions in all of football is the backup quarterback. They have to stay ready, know the entire playbook, and never really know when they will play.
They could come in and their cold because they have played a game in weeks, or months. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, they lost one of the better backup quarterbacks in the league in Chad Henne, as he retired literally as soon as the Super Bowl was over.
The Chiefs will now be missing a guy who can come in and run the offense to perfection, as we saw he did against the Jaguars, driving the Chiefs down the field 98 yards for a touchdown.
That wasn’t the first time he had done that either. So it’s time for the Chiefs to find another backup quarterback, and they just so happen to be the favorites to land Carson Wentz, who started for the Commanders last season.
He was a top-five pick in the 2016 draft. According to Sportsbetting.ag, the Chiefs are +300 to land Wentz as a backup, because, obviously, he wouldn’t start over Mahomes. The teams with lower odds than the Chiefs are the Buccaneers, Raiders, Bills, and Cardinals in that order.
The Buccaneers, who still aren’t entirely sure who their quarterback of the future will be, should have higher odds in my opinion. But, making Wentz a backup with a coaching staff that coached his coaches in Philadelphia makes sense. The Chiefs would likely have the best backup in the game if they did this.