The Kansas City Chiefs made room for Matt Moore by waived Shea Patterson.
The Kansas City Chiefs have decided to make a bit of a shift at quarterback for the 2020 season, going ahead with the idea of keeping more veteran security than developmental talent on the roster. On Friday, the Chiefs waived undrafted free agent Shea Patterson, who had signed with the team earlier this spring, shortly after news leaked that the team had also re-signed veteran Matt Moore, who started two games for K.C. last season.
Patterson was added as a developmental or camp arm for the Chiefs earlier this year along with former Mississippi State product and XFL star Jordan Ta’amu. At this point. Ta’amu remains as the only young arm for the Chiefs coaching staff to develop behind Patrick Mahomes on the depth chart. The team, of course, also has two veterans behind Mahomes now with Moore and QB2 Chad Henne.
Patterson joined the Chiefs after completing his career at the University of Michigan. He had 68 touchdowns against only 27 interceptions during his college career, although his completion percentage dropped considerably his final season under center—from 64.6 percent as a junior to only 56.2 percent as a senior. He did, however, put up career high totals in passing yards (3,061) and touchdowns (23).
Unfortunately for Patterson, this was the wrong offseason to try to catch on with the Chiefs given the way the spring and summer have played out. Instead of having rookie minicamps at which to show his skill set and get to bond with coaches, he’s been forced to utilize teleconferencing software and to work out at home—like everyone else. The global pandemic has put a serious wrinkle in the readiness of all young players not yet acclimated to the pro game and Patterson really didn’t stand a chance given the lack of offseason training activities or preseason games.