Chiefs Show Interest In Minnesota Quarterback

There is no doubt that the Kansas City Chiefs are committed to QB Matt Cassel long term, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t interested in improving the depth behind him.  One player they have been connected to, University of Minnesota QB Adam Weber, has his “Arrowhead pointing up”, as Todd Haley would say.

Weber is regarded as a later round option or a priority free agent, but the four-year starter’s stock could be rising after a fairly impressive Pro Day workout.

Among the teams that have displayed interest in Weber, according to a league source: the New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills and the Carolina Panthers.

Former NFL offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Marc Trestman, the Montreal Alouettes head coach, has worked with Weber and is writing a letter of recommendation to NFL teams.

The biggest knocks on Weber are his 51 career interceptions and a lack of ideal height and arm strength.

If they have any concerns about his ability to protect the ball, Weber won’t have a shot in Kansas City, but otherwise he could be a solid option to replace Tyler Palko.  Like the Chiefs current third stringer, Weber is just 6’1″ and weigh in around 210 pounds.

As for arm strength, Haley and Scott Pioli clearly don’t require their signal callers to have a cannon.

What any team taking a chance on Weber will get is a guy that shows up to play every single day.  How durable is he?  Weber started a Big Ten record 50 consecutive games.

Then of course there is the fact he became the first sophomore in school history to be named team captain, an honor he carried through his senior season in 2010.

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