NFL Free Agency: David Garrard To Dolphins Removes Last Free Agent Quarterback Option For Chiefs

If the Kansas City Chiefs were going to make a move in free agency for more competition at the quarterback spot, they are now likely going to wait until the draft after word that David Garrard signed a contract with the Miami Dolphins. While he's not the favorite choice of many, Garrard was coming off a career year for the Jags in 2010 and was the best FA quarterback still on the market. Now, with word of his signing, the Chiefs must look elsewhere if they want to stiffen the competition before the season begins.

For now, the team is going with a depth chart of Matt Cassel, Brady Quinn and Ricky Stanzi. The potential of Stanzi is unknown, while the ceilings of both Quinn and Cassel aren't inspiring in any way. Steady might be nice, but the 49ers'actions with Alex Smith tell you all you need to know about the potential of an efficient quarterback. Just months after leading the Niners to the NFC Championship, Smith has been treated like one of the lesser options on the market by San Fran.

The Chiefs could make a move for a quarterback in the upcoming draft and it would not surprise anyone to see the Chiefs do something from round one to seven. Whether it's a first round reach for Ryan Tannehill or a later addition of Kirk Cousins or Brock Osewiler, the Chiefs could do anything in the 2012 NFL Draft. That makes it hard to project.

For now they have three players that fail to inspire much in the way of confidence. That won't change with any more activity on the free agent market.

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