Kansas City Chiefs: Experienced Matt Moore takes over as backup behind MVP Parick Mahomes

Earlies this week, some news came out like as a slap in the face. The Chiefs’ backup quarterback, Chad Henne, fractured his right ankle during the team’s loss against the San Francisco 49ers last week. Henne was immediately scheduled for surgery in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

So what were the remaining options? Well, the Kansas City Chiefs have two developmental quarterbacks on their roster, Chase Litton and Kyle Shurmur, but somehow nobody thought neither of them was ready yet to bear the weight of being number two behind MVP Patrick Mahomes, or be an almost NFL starter for that matter.

Litton joined the Chiefs last season as an undrafted free agent from Marshall and spent the season on the practice squad. Shurmur signed this year as an undrafted free agent from Vanderbilt. They are still pretty young and inconsistent.

“You see some good, you see some bad,” offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said of the preseason play from Litton and Shurmur.

Therefore, in order to fill that immense hole in the roster, the Chiefs decided to contact and sign veteran quarterback Matt Moore.

Moore started as an undrafted free agent back in 2007

The 35-year-old Moore started as an undrafted free agent back in 2007, and after a brief stint with the Dallas Cowboys during training camp, he joined the Carolina Panthers ahead of the season.

Moore spent four years with Carolina before signing with the Miami Dolphins in 2011, which became his team for seven long years.

Funny (or maybe not funny) fact: Moore actually replaced Chad Henne a while back when Henne was a starter in Miami back in 2011, and then Moore became the team’s MVP the following year.

Moore’s most recent season as a professional was in 2017, when he saw action in four games and started twice for Miami. The highlight of that campaign was undoubtedly a thrilling victory over the New York Jets in which Moore led the Dolphins to 17 points over the final 15 minutes to complete the epic comeback and secured the win for Miami.

In his career, Moore has thrown for 6,938 yards and 45 touchdowns in 49 appearances.

A real chance to spend some time in one of the best offense of the league

Now, Moore has the opportunity to spend the whole season behind the league’s MVP and in one of the best offenses this season, a real contender for the 2020 Super Bowl. It is crazy to think that, within a few days, Moore is going from coaching a bunch of high school kids to getting a call from Andy Reid.

“Sitting out last year, it was great, but this training camp kind of rolled around and the juices started flowing a little bit,” Moore said. “I really didn’t expect a call. Sure, there’s some thoughts that this may never happen. And then when it happens, you’re like, ‘Hey, let’s go.’ It’s kind of that simple.”

Unfortunately for him, most of the Chiefs fans will be likely very happy to not see him play this season, as the contrary would be a trauma for the whole city in an injury to Mahomes, who in one year became a modern times Messiah.

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