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Ricky Stanzi Officially Signs With Kansas City Chiefs

The rookie quarterback from the University of Iowa has agreed to terms on a contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Stanzi received a four-year deal worth $2.28 million, that includes a bonus of about $211,000.

Stanzi was a great pickup for the Chiefs in the 2011 draft and has already been upgraded to the number two spot on the Chiefs depth chart before he's ever officially practiced with the team. He jumps over Tyler Palko as the Chiefs backup to starter Matt Cassel.

ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. was one of the most vocal fans of the Chiefs pick after the draft and he's predicted great things from the Chiefs quarterback in the future.

Chiefs fans will be happy to see a developmental quarterback that can now step into a situation where he can learn from new Chiefs quarterbacks' coach, Jim Zorn. Add to that the fact that Matt Cassel was once in the same position that Stanzi now finds himself and Stanzi has been put into a pretty good situation in Kansas City.

The Chiefs are only waiting on first-round pick Jon Baldwin, second-round pick Rodney Hudson, and third-round pick Justin Houston to sign their contracts so they can get to camp and get ready for a preseason that is just around the corner.