Chiefs plan to stick with Matt Moore in Patrick Mahomes’ absence
There has been plenty of speculation surrounding what the Kansas City Chiefs could do at quarterback while Patrick Mahomes misses some time. Instead of signing someone, Kansas City plans to stick with Matt Moore in Mahomes’ absence.
When Mahomes remained on the ground in Thursday night’s game following a quarterback sneak, even fans of the Denver Broncos were holding their breath. Fortunately, the gunslinging signal-caller was able to walk off of the field under his own power.
As Mahomes was ruled out for the remainder of the game, Moore came in to replace him. Moore finished the game on Thursday with 117 yards and a touchdown as the Chiefs defeated the Broncos 30-6.
Once Kansas City won the game, their focus shifted to Mahomes’ MRI that would be happening on Friday. After undergoing an MRI, it was discovered that Mahomes had a dislocated kneecap. Considering that there weren’t any torn ligaments, it was positive news for the Chiefs.
While Mahomes recovers from his injury, Andy Reid and company are choosing to stay in-house for their replacement. Reid appears to be confident in Moore being able to keep the offense afloat for as long as he needs to substitute.
Along with Moore, the Chiefs will also promote Kyle Shurmur from their practice squad to be the backup. Chad Henne is also in Kansas City, but he’s not able to return until after Week 8 concludes.
Therefore, it’s safe to assume that Moore will start against the Green Bay Packers in Week 8. As for Week 9, whether or not he gets the nod again depends on how he performs against the Packers.