By Rob Schardt
During the off-season, the Kansas City Chiefs traded away their 2017 MVP candidate quarterback, Alex Smith, to the Washington Redskins for Kendell Fuller and a 3rd round pick. This trade baffled the NFL world, as many were left speechless that the Chiefs traded their quarterback who had just completed his best season as a pro. Now, the Chiefs were left with second year quarterback from Texas Tech, Patrick Mahomes who played just one game his rookie year.
There were so many questions surrounding the team and fans were wondering what is Coach Andy Reid doing. Was Reid putting all his eggs in one basket with Mahomes, whom he traded up to take in the in the 2017 NFL draft. Now, this move is panning out to be one of the best moves the offensive guru could have done.
Mahomes has taken the NFL by storm and has created an already dangerous Chiefs offense, into a lethal weapon. Mahomes has one of the best arms, if not the best NFL scouts have ever seen as he has the ability to throw a ball 80 yards with ease. In all my life, I have never seen a quarterback step on to the field and put up numbers like he has.
Mahomes has drawn comparisons to NFL greats such as Brett Farve, which is a great comparison. Mahomes’ father was an ex professional baseball player, who tried to make his son play professionally because he could throw a baseball 96 miles per hour. Though, Mahomes looks as if he made the right decision.
The young phenom currently leads the entire NFL in passing touchdowns (13) and passer rating (137.4) while also throwing 0 interceptions. The 13 touchdown passes are the record for most passing touchdowns though the first 3 games, passing Peyton Manning. The Chiefs are 3-0 and look to be the most dominant team in the AFC as of right now. The teams’ offense has been an offensive juggernaut, thanks to Mahomes, as the team is averaging 38 points a game.
Giving Mahomes weapons such as Tyreek Hill, Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce, makes this offense even scarier. These players are at the top at each of their positions and it is more than a show to watch Tyreek Hill run 23 miles per hour for a 70-yard pass. If he can continue to throw the ball like he has, it will be impossible for anyone to outscore them. What fans are witnessing, is something special, so let’s buckle up and enjoy the ride.
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