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Chiefs Sign Veteran Quarterback: Fans React

A general view of the Kansas City Chiefs stadium.

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 28: A general view of Arrowhead stadium during the game between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs 28, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly signed reserve quarterback Anthony Gordon as another backup option behind superstar signal caller Patrick Mahomes.

Gordon was a standout quarterback for the Washington State Cougars before going undrafted in 2020. He spent time with the Chiefs' offseason roster/practice squad this past season.

With this week's draft quickly approaching, many fans and analysts joked about the Chiefs' likelihood to select a quarterback from this year's pool -- a move that was never in the cards in the first place. "Thank goodness. I was so nervous we’d only have Mahomes, Henne, & Buchele. This was the news I needed today," one fan wrote sarcastically. "Strike back-up to the back-up off your draft boards," another said. "So, I guess the Chiefs aren’t drafting a quarterback," ESPN NFL insider Matt Miller added.

As it stands right now, the Chiefs' QB room consists of Patrick Mahomes, Chad Henne, Shane Buechele and now Anthony Gordon.

During his first and only season as a full-time starter for Washington State, Gordon logged 5,579 yards and 48 touchdowns on a 71.6 completion percentage. The 24 year old has yet to land on an active roster in the NFL.