The 5 biggest surprises for the Kansas City Chiefs so far

Matt Moore, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 27: Matt Moore #8 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks for an open receiver in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) /

Moore than okay

In August, Kansas City lost its backup quarterback when Chad Henne went down in the last preseason game with a broken ankle.

At 5:00 a.m. the next day, Andy Reid was on the phone with high school football quarterback’s coach, part-time NFL scout, retired NFL quarterback Matt Moore asking him to forgo the high school coaching gig and instead, come be the backup quarterback to the reigning NFL MVP.

Not surprisingly, Moore accepted and came to Kansas City to fill the role. No Chiefs fan dared dream of a scenario where the franchise’s savior went down and Moore would be thrust in to game action. Nonetheless, when Patrick Mahomes attempted a quarterback sneak in the second quarter of the team’s Week Seven contest against the Denver Broncos and dislocated his knee cap, the Matt Moore Era was upon us.

And, just has everyone predicted, he has performed well! Moore finished out the win versus Denver, played admirably against the surging Green Bay Packers, and was borderline excellent in Week Nine against the Minnesota Vikings, in another K.C. victory. In just over two and a half games, Moore has completed 65% of his passes, thrown for 659 yards and four touchdowns, and most importantly has thrown no interceptions in relief of the Chiefs’ All-World signal caller.

With his time (seemingly) coming to an end as the Chiefs starter, and perhaps on the roster all together (with Henne coming off of injured reserve last week), it is important that we all take notice of just how good Matt Moore has been for Kansas City the last three weeks. It has been nothing short of remarkable.