According to NFL sources, the Kansas City Chiefs have placed quarterback Aaron Murray on the trading block. With Tony Romo's status still uncertain, Murray could end up being traded to the Dallas Cowboys.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs have already notified other teams in the league that Murray is available via trade. Apparently, the Kansas City franchise employed this move in order to create much-needed space in its crowded bench for quarterbacks.
Murray entered the NFL in 2014 after being drafted by the Chiefs in the 5th round. As a backup quarterback, Murray does not yet have actual playing experience in the NFL. This means acquiring him will be a low-cost option for any NFL team that's on the lookout for adding some depth to its QB bench.
But, despite his lack of experience, Murray will most likely find a new home in the league soon especially given the current conditions of certain teams. For one, the Cowboys might enter the 2016 season without its main passer Romo, who suffered a major injury during the preseason.
Right now, the Cowboys still doesn't know what they will do with Romo but according to Stephen Jones of the Dallas front office, the team's decision regarding his status in the organization will most likely be finalized during the weekend.
"We're certainly getting our hands around it," he said according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "We'll be needing to make that decision obviously sometime later in the weekend. Whatever we do with him, he'll need to be on our 53 when we cut it on Friday."
"You've got to have him through the 53 cut before you can put him on designated to return," Jones added. "If we wanted to consider that. But it may be that we just keep him on the roster. We'll just see."
With the deadline to make the final cuts fast approaching, the Cowboys need to act fast in regards to what they will do with their current roster and Romo. Keeping the quarterback on the lineup will provide them with a chance to see him play again in the future. However, this also comes with the risk of spending quarterback-money on a player they can't really use fully.