[Kansas City.com] Damon Huard was Dan Marino’s understudy for four years at Miami, and he collected two Super Bowl rings as the No. 2 quarterback to New England’s Tom Brady.
But with backup Todd Collins out with a fractured passing hand, Huard inspired little confidence on Saturday night that he could be a viable replacement if Chiefs starting quarterback Trent Green were to suffer an injury.
Huard completed just one of 12 passes, with two interceptions and a sack in the Chiefs’ 24-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
His passer rating was an invisible 0.0.
I know he’s better than that,” Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil said. “A quarterback is only as good as his supporting cast.”
Huard, 32, was in the trainer’s room regarding a head injury and not available for comment right after the game, but Trent Green sympathized with him.
“Obviously there are a bunch of different excuses you can make,” Green said, “but there are things that happen when you’re trying to grow as an offense and work on depth and work on timing with new guys and getting protections down and routes down.”
“I don’t want to speak for him, and I know he wishes he played better, but we all know what type of player he is. We see him in practice every day performing well, and when he’s given an opportunity, he’s played well.”
A week ago, Huard completed 14 of 26 passes for 125 yards and an interception in the Chiefs’ 27-16 loss at Minnesota.