Rock Sexton wrote:
Moore took over a team that was 0-4 and finished with six wins. There are some weapons in Kansas City (ie. Dwayne Bowe / Jamaal Charles). I think Moore could do very well for them. Plus, who will the Chiefs get in the 5th round that can give them that kind of contribution? Moore isn't over the hill and he proved that he can be an effective game manager in that system. Giving up a 5th round pick for a player like Matt Moore isn't desperate, it's common sense for a 1-5 team that desperately needs a jump start.
Oh you mean the same Matt Moore who's wins/play should be taken with a grain of salt last year because they were against bad teams and in a meaningless portion of the year ...... and because the running game and defense carried us?
You'll have to pardon me man, it's hard to take your comments serious about Moore given the protests and analysis of his game this offseason .... yet now he's the kind of guy a team like the Chiefs should spend a pick on, instead of focusing on the upcoming draft and getting "the guy" like you protested the Dolphins absolutely had to do for our 2011 draft. It's just ironic. Shouldn't the Chiefs find their future too? Isn't the door shut on Matt Moore as far as what kind of QB he could be? You basically called him a career journeyman backup, marginal spot starter. Why would the Chiefs kick the tires on that when the season is on the fritz?
So much for Pioli being on his way out.
So much for the CBSsportsline report.
"Per King, no contract has been offered — and Pioli’s status will be evaluated after the season."http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... extension/
It's a 5th round pick, not the GM's first born child. I believe the Jets gave up a 5th round pick for Tebow, so there is a little perspective for you. I do believe the door is somewhat shut for Moore in that I don't think he'll ever find a situation where they'll give him a clear shot at a starting job. No matter where he goes he'll have to win it, which I think is proper. He has done nothing in his career to deserve a starting job without competition. It's not like he's Peyton Manning.
But just because Moore is a journeyman backup, it doesn't mean he doesn't have value. Even if the Chiefs decide to draft a quarterback in the 1st round, it is always good to have a veteran backup to mentor him. Moore has played in this offense before and would be able to help the rookie to a certain extent. He'll also be able to step in and hold down the fort if the rookie should get hurt. Giving up a 5th round pick for a guy like that is a fair trade. Especially when you can get value for him this year. He would be a stop gap of sorts. He'll play this year, then be re-signed as a backup veteran mentor next year.
Or the Chiefs could bring him in and tell him it's his job to lose. If he plays well this year, the Chiefs will draft a quarterback later on. If he struggles, they'll draft a quarterback early. It gets decided by his play. Moore could control his own destiny. That's a way better option for him than being Tannehill's backup in Miami.