Matt Moore has re-signed with the Chiefs, as Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports tweets. Financial terms are not yet known, but the quarterback will return on a one-year deal to serve as Patrick Mahomes‘ backup.
It’s safe to assume that Moore’s deal will come at a fraction of Mahomes’ brand new ten-year extension that could come out to more than $500MM. That’s probably alright by Moore, who captured a Super Bowl ring last year as the Chiefs’ QB2.
Moore was called into action in October, when Mahomes suffered a knee injury against the Broncos. At the time, it seemed like Mahomes’ entire season was in jeopardy. Instead, Mahomes exceeded all expectations for his recovery, leaving Moore with just two starts. Moore came out of those games with a split win/loss record, beating the Vikings 26-23 in Week 9. In total, he suited up six times and completed 59 of 91 throws with four touchdowns against zero interceptions.
The Chiefs initially signed Moore to replace Chad Henne on the depth chart. Henne inked a new deal with KC earlier this year, but the return of Moore could force him out. Jordan Ta’amu and Shea Patterson are also on the offseason roster – ultimately, there will be room for no more than two passers behind Mahomes.
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