Ranking every Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback since 1990

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20. Damon Huard (2006-07)

Damon Huard went on to have quite the NFL career for a guy who went undrafted in 2006 and didn’t even play for a single team in what should have been his rookie season. After sitting out that ‘06 campaign, the Miami Dolphins came calling with an offer the following spring and ended up winning the QB3 role just a couple of weeks into the ‘07 season.

After three more years in Miami, where he made only six total starts, he went on to back up Tom Brady in New England for another three seasons, where he would make zero starts, before finding his way to K.C. in 2004. It was here that he’d find a home for the next half-decade.

The fact that the Chiefs gave Damon Huard far more opportunities to start than ever before says so much about the quality of the team in those years, especially later on. Huard wouldn’t play a single snap for his first two seasons with the Chiefs, but after Trent Green went down with a concussion, Huard stepped in with surprising results. The Chiefs responded with a three-year extension that offseason and traded Green to the Dolphins.

While Green might have come close to finished himself, Huard was an abysmal option as a starter for the Chiefs. Despite that strong showing in relief of Green, Huard barely beat out replacement-level competition in the next couple of seasons, put up middling production, and kept the Chiefs from making any real noise.

The Chiefs finally cut ties with Huard after five seasons when Scott Pioli came on board as the team’s new GM and traded for Matt Cassel.