Matt Moore

Matt Moore

Quarterback #8
Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 216 lb.
College:Oregon State
Age:36
Born:August 9, 1984
Drafted:2007 / UDFA

Matt Moore: Heads to practice squad

Moore reverted back to Kansas City's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Moore was summoned to the active roster ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Chargers, but he didn't see any action. The Oregon State product's last snaps came during the 2019 campaign when he appeared in six games.

January 4, 2021 8:56 PM EST

Matt Moore: Shifts to active roster

The Chiefs elevated Moore from the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: The Chiefs will rest Patrick Mahomes in the season finale against the Chargers, so Moore will serve as the backup to Chad Henne. Moore played in three games (two starts) last season with Mahomes out, completing 65 percent of his passes for 659 yards and four touchdowns.

January 2, 2021 2:15 PM EST

Matt Moore: Latches on with Kansas City

Moore agreed to join the Chiefs' practice squad Sunday, kdk reports.

Analysis: Moore was released by Kansas City after he failed to beat out Chad Henne for the backup job. Moore performed admirably when Patrick Mahomes was injured, completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 659 yards and four touchdowns over three games. He'll likely be an injury away from an elevation to the 53-man roster around the league.

September 6, 2020 11:38 AM EST

Matt Moore: Released by Kansas City

The Chiefs released Moore on Saturday, NFL.com reports.

Analysis: Chad Henne won the backup QB job in Kansas City, so Moore's future is uncertain. The 36-year-old quarterback was pivotal in keeping the Chiefs afloat last season after Patrick Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap, completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 659 yards and four touchdowns over three games with Mahomes on the sidelines. He's a formidable backup at this point, so he could have options in free agency.

September 5, 2020 4:30 PM EST

Matt Moore: Doesn't win backup role

Moore is expected to begin the 2020 season as the Chiefs' No. 3 quarterback, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.

Analysis: Moore arrived in Kansas City late last preseason when nominal backup Chad Henne suffered a severe ankle injury. After Patrick Mahomes sustained a dislocated kneecap Week 7, Moore directed the offense for most of that game and two others, completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 659 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. With Henne back to health, coach Andy Reid named him the No. 2 QB on Sunday, leaving Moore or potentially Jordan Ta'amu as the third option on the depth chart in the coming campaign.

August 16, 2020 10:28 AM EST

Matt Moore: Staying with KC

Moore is signing a one-year contract with the Chiefs, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.

Analysis: Moore kept the Chiefs afloat when Patrick Mahomes missed two and a half games in the middle of last season, completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 7.3 YPA while tossing four touchdowns and no interceptions. The Chiefs also re-signed Chad Henne, who suffered an ankle fracture last August but could now retake the backup job in 2020. The two veterans figure to duke it out in training camp.

July 10, 2020 11:11 AM EST

Matt Moore: Solid as backup in 2019

Moore completed 59 of 91 pass attempts for 659 yards and four touchdowns in six appearances -- including two starts -- in the 2019 regular season. He didn't play a snap during the postseason.

Analysis: Moore led Kansas City's offense on three occasions while Patrick Mahomes was sidelined with a dislocated kneecap, and he did enough to carve out two wins during that span while logging a 4:0 TD:INT ratio. Given his success when called upon as a backup last season, the Chiefs may be inclined to pursue another contract to keep the 35-year-old signal-caller around for 2020.

February 20, 2020 9:44 AM EST

Matt Moore: Ready for Super Bowl LIV

Moore (illness) is active Sunday's Super Bowl against San Francisco, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Moore sat out the NFC Championship Game against Tennessee due to an illness, but he won't face any restrictions for Sunday's Super Bowl. The veteran signal-caller is set to serve as the No. 2 option behind Patrick Mahomes for Kansas City.

February 2, 2020 2:24 PM EST

Matt Moore: Not on injury report

Moore (illness) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

Analysis: Moore was inactive for the Chiefs' AFC championship win over the Titans on Sunday, but he'll be good to go for Super Bowl 54 against the 49ers. The 35-year-old signal-caller will serve as Patrick Mahomes' backup.

January 22, 2020 3:30 PM EST

Matt Moore: Inactive Sunday

Moore (illness) is officially inactive for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Titans, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Analysis: Moore put in a limited practice Friday and received the questionable tag, but he won't be suiting up for Sunday's game. Chad Henne will serve as the backup option for Patrick Mahomes in his absence.

January 19, 2020 10:47 AM EST

Matt Moore: Questionable to face Titans

Moore (illness) is officially questionable for the AFC Championship Game against Tennessee on Sunday.

Analysis: Moore managed to log a limited practice Friday after beginning the week with back-to-back DNPs. He appears to have a good shot at suiting up Sunday, but in the event that Moore were to miss any time, Chad Henne would serve as the backup to Patrick Mahomes.

January 17, 2020 1:44 PM EST

Matt Moore: Next man up at QB

Moore is the leading candidate to start Week 8 against the Packers with Patrick Mahomes (kneecap) likely facing a multi-game absence, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Moore was pressed into relief in Thursday's 30-6 win over the Broncos after the reigning MVP dislocated his right kneecap early in the second quarter and didn't return. Despite having not logged any extended regular-season action since 2017, Moore proved capable in his initial work as a replacement for Mahomes, completing 10 of 19 attempts for 117 yards and a touchdown. With Mahomes likely to miss around three weeks of action in a best-case scenario, the Chiefs could promote undrafted rookie Kyle Shurmur from the practice squad and/or add another quarterback to the roster via free agency or trade, but Moore should get the first crack at filling in as the team's starting quarterback. While Moore is directing the offense, expect coach Andy Reid to rely more heavily on the ground game than he has in previous weeks.

October 18, 2019 10:42 AM EST

Matt Moore: Solid in emergency duty

Moore entered the Chiefs' 30-6 win over the Broncos on Thursday at the 10-minute mark of the second quarter in relief of Patrick Mahomes (knee) and completed 10 of 19 passes for 117 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. He also lost a yard on his sole rush.

Analysis: Moore is on the roster precisely for scenarios such as the one that unfolded Thursday, and the veteran's experience paid off nicely. Moore remained free of turnovers and ultimately threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill in the latter part of the fourth quarter to help seal the road win for the Chiefs. Moore likely knocked off plenty of rust with Thursday's performance after having come into the night with just one pass attempt since the 2017 season, and he brings a proven history of being able to keep an offense afloat for multiple games if called upon. Mahomes has already been diagnosed with a dislocated kneecap according to James Palmer of NFL Network, and more clarity should be gained on how long his recovery timeline might be after an MRI on Friday.

October 17, 2019 8:39 PM EST

Matt Moore: Lands backup job

The Chiefs will sign Moore, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: With Chad Henne having suffered a fractured ankle that will sideline him indefinitely, the Chiefs acted quickly by adding Moore to back up Patrick Mahomes. Moore won't see any regular-season action unless Mahomes suffers an injury, or the there's garbage-time snaps to be had at some point, but he is a clear upgrade over both Chase Litton and Kyle Shurmur.

August 26, 2019 9:30 AM EST

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