On Monday morning, we learned that Kansas City Chiefs backup quarterback Chad Henne — at first reported only to have ankle soreness after the Chiefs’ 27-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday — actually suffered a fractured ankle in the game. Noted surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson will perform surgery on Henne’s ankle in Green Bay on Tuesday.
Based on Andy Reid’s history in Kansas City, we would expect that the Chiefs would replace Henne — a veteran with 10 years in the NFL — with another experienced backup quarterback.
And now they have.
According to a report from friend-of-the-site Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports, the Chiefs have signed former Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins backup Matt Moore.
The Chiefs have agreed to terms with QB Matt Moore, a source tells me.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) August 26, 2019
Paylor also reported that the Chiefs had interest in Moore before signing Henne to be their backup quarterback before the 2018 season.
Like Henne, Moore, 35, is a 10-year NFL veteran. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys in 2007, he was waived at the end of preseason and claimed by the Panthers. Moore spent four seasons there as a backup to Vinny Testaverde and Jake Delhomme. He was acquired by the Dolphins — replacing former Chiefs quarterback Tyler Thigpen as a backup quarterback — in 2011, where he was behind none other than Henne.
After Henne was injured in the Week 4 game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Moore finished out the season as the starting quarterback. In 13 games that season, he was 210/347 with 2,497 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions, which was good for a passer rating of 87.1. He also tied Blaine Gabbert and Tim Tebow with 14 fumbles — most in the NFL that season — and was sacked 36 times.
Moore remained a Miami backup through the 2017 season. He did not play in 2018.
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