After playing his college football with Washington, Damon Paul Huard was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1996 as an undrafted free agent.
Huard was cut by the Bengals prior to the start of the 1996 season. From 1997-2000, he was with the Miami Dolphins and in 1998 he played for NFL Europe’s Frankfurt Galaxy. In 1999 and 2000, Huard was the starting QB for the Fins. He was a backup with the New England Patriots from 2001-2003 and was rostered on their Super Bowl XXXVI and XXXVIII Championship teams. He has been with the Chiefs since 2004. In 2006 and 2007, he started in more than half of the Kansas City Chiefs’ regular season games. But by the 11th contest last season, he had lost the starting job to Brodie Croyle. For 2008, he was listed second on the depth chart.
Subsequently, he signed with the San Francisco 49ers on 4th March 2009, though he was released from this team on 1st September, 2009.
Since 1998, Huard has played in 59 games, completing 60.9-percent of his throws for a total of 5,826 yards. As of 2009, he is connected for 33 touchdowns and thrown 26 interceptions, earning a rating of 80.6 of 6,303 passing yards.
Huard is your prototypical backup quarterback. He’s able to step in at a moments notice ably running the offense, offering stability and intelligence. His six-foot-three, 218-pound frame is solid and sturdy and his arm shows some sound zip on short and intermediate passes. His accuracy is good. Huard is not the most mobile quarterback and he also has trouble throwing the long ball. He’s a good leader and mentor when working with less experienced players.