By Ben Sullivan
Kacie McDonnell has made it official.
Fox-29’s weather babe is leaving the warmth of Philly for the midwestern friendliness of Kansas City. Perhaps she misses former Birds’ coach Andy Reid, who has taken his “talents” to KC.
More likely, the attraction to Missouri is her squeeze, Chiefs’ fourth-on-the-depth-chart QB Aaron Murray, whom she has been dating for a while, having tried Viking QB Christian Ponder and Phils’ underachieving hurler Jonathan Pettibone.
Kacie is a 2012 Villanova grad, hails from Pottsville and has been the best element of the Fox-29 Eagles’ pre-game show, which is anchored by the formerly fashionable Howard Eskin.
Murray, drafted out of Georgia, is getting fewer snaps than any of the other three quarterbacks in Chiefs camp. The priorities for the Chiefs at quarterback have been preparing starter Alex Smith and backup Chase Tyler for the regular season. Another developmental quarterback, Tyler Bray, is ahead of Murray in the quarterback rotation at practice.
That was the Chiefs’ plan for Murray from the beginning. Murray doesn’t have a big arm, particularly when compared to that of Bray. When he makes plays, they generally come because of good decision-making rather than raw ability.