Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Nov 2006

FO Mailbag: Damon Huard

Now that Trent Green has been declared the starter again in Kansas City, this question seems timely. The numbers are slightly off since it was sent a few days ago.

David Bottom: Who do you think will get Damon Huard at the end of the season? He is an UFA. Tampa Bay would be a great fit since he is clearly an upgrade over what they have now. Your thoughts? and I don't see him staying in KC. In 12 starts he is now 9-3, which equates to a 12-win season, and even at 33 he hasn't taken a beating so I think he probably has 3 good years left. My original thought was that Tampa Bay would be a great fit since he is clearly an upgrade over what they have now. Your thoughts?

Mike Tanier: Damon Huard has earned the right to either be one of the league's highest paid backups or a custodial starter who keeps the seat warm for Brady Quinn or somebody. If the Bucs bring him in to start some games while Bruce Gradkowski gets more prepared, then that is a great move. If a contender like the Patriots grabs him for insurance, great move.

If some team appoints him the starter and expects him to lead them to the playoffs, they will discover that they've acquired a player somewhere between Jon Kitna and Brad Johnson.

Michael David Smith disagrees and if you scroll down to the Kansas City comments in this week's Audibles at the Line, you'll find a bit of a debate about Huard.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 15 Nov 2006

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