How does the Kansas City Chiefs roster compare to 2018?
By Drew Brooks
2018 quarterbacks (2): Patrick Mahomes, Chad Henne
2019 quarterbacks (2): Patrick Mahomes, Matt Moore
Last year around this time, fans were wondering what exactly Patrick Mahomes brought to the team. Heading into his first season as a starter, Mahomes had a lot of hype as well as a lot of doubts. It’s easy to say that he not only lived up to, but surpassed the hype with his historic season where he passed for 50 touchdowns and over 5000 yards and won MVP. Obviously, Mahomes is the Chiefs number one quarterback and will remain there for the time to come.
Backup quarterback Chad Henne fractured his ankle this preseason, resulting in the need for surgery which will sideline him for at least part of this season. As a result, the Chiefs signed veteran quarterback Matt Moore. The Chiefs kept Chad Henne on the 53-man roster before designating him for IR, which means they can bring him back later in the season if they wish.
In a somewhat surprising move, the Chiefs decided to part ways with quarterbacks Chase Litton and Kyle Shurmur, the other competition for the backup role. After Henne’s injury, many thought that the Chiefs would keep either Litton or Shurmur, but the Chiefs ended up keeping Matt Moore and the option to bring back Chad Henne.
Now let’s take a look at who will be sharing the backfield with the quarterbacks.