|Team:||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Ht / Wt:||6'4" / 230 lb.|
|Born:||November 6, 1996|
|Drafted:||2019 / UDFA|
The Chiefs waived Shurmur on Monday, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Shurmur spent time with the Chiefs during the 2019 offseason, and he rejoined the practice squad in November, but he now looks to have been beaten out for the No. 3 role by Jordan Ta'amu. The former Vanderbilt signal-caller will explore options for a similar depth role elsewhere in the league.
Shurmur signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Tuesday, according to the NFL's official transaction report.
Analysis: Shurmur spent time with the Chiefs during the preseason before eventually being cut ahead of Week 1. The former-Vanderbilt quarterback returned to Kansas City's practice squad in November, where he spent the remainder of the season. With veterans Chad Henne and Matt Moore slated to become free agents, Shurmur could get a ton of valuable reps this offseason.
Coach Andy Reid suggested Friday that Shurmur could be in store for a promotion from the practice squad to the Chiefs' 53-man roster ahead of the team's Oct. 27 game against the Packers, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Analysis: With Patrick Mahomes likely to miss multiple weeks after dislocating his kneecap in Thursday's 30-6 win over the Broncos, the Chiefs are down to Matt Moore as the only healthy signal-caller on their roster. While Kansas City may still work out some free-agent quarterbacks over the next few days, Reid's comments imply some level of faith in Shurmur, an undrafted rookie out of Vanderbilt. If he does receive a promotion, Shurmur would likely only provide depth behind Moore rather than representing serious threat to the starting job while Mahomes is out.
Shurmer has found a home on the Chiefs' practice squad.
Analysis: Shurmur will serve as organizational depth behind star quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Matt Moore with Chad Henne having been placed on injured reserve Sunday.
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