Deshaun Watson or Patrick Mahomes?
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"There’s going to be different fronts that he’s going to be looking at," Ryan said. "Disguises and holding their looks and things like that are going to be a part of what every guy does to a rookie quarterback. Bob Sutton’s a very good coach and they’re a well-coached defense with a lot of talent over there. It’s going to take our best effort for sure.”
Though comparisons at this early stage may not be fair to Mahomes or the 4-0 Chiefs, Watson's early success is a reminder of the cost of possibly making the wrong decision. Watson looks to be on the path toward being a great player, and if Mahomes turns out to be something less, their wrong choice would set the Chiefs back for years.
"I just remember him being a tremendous athlete, a playmaker and just a great person too," Hunt recalled. "He threw the ball a little bit and he had some big plays. But I remember he always led his team far and was a winner."
Surprisingly, Hunt and Trubisky used to play the same position.
Long before Trubisky rose to stardom as a quarterback for Mentor High School and North Carolina, he lined up at running back -- the same role Hunt currently fills for the Chiefs.
That leaves the Chiefs with seven healthy linemen. But one of them, Cam Erving, hasn’t played on offense this season after arriving in a preseason trade, and the other, Parker Ehinger, hasn’t played at all after having his 2016 season cut short by a knee injury.
So the Chiefs wouldn’t be quite sure what they would be getting if either Erving or Ehinger has to play.
The buzz at NRG during Deshaun Watson’s first career home start last Sunday was electric and it started well before the Texans starting beating the hell out of the Titans. You could feel it as soon as Watson was introduced in front of the home crowd. Watson is not only getting the most out of his teammates, but he also appears to be getting the most out of the fans as well.
The Chiefs are 1-point favorites in some spots and even in other spots. Even a couple of us at Arrowhead Pride picked the Texans to win (those predictions coming this weekend). It should be a fun Sunday Night Football game.
The Chiefs listed four others on the injury report. All were full practice participants on Friday and will play Sunday: quarterback Alex Smith (ankle), defensive tackle Bennie Logan (knee), offensive tackle Eric Fisher (back) and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (groin).
The last undefeated team remaining has a tough road test. Houston has looked much better the last two weeks and is gaining confidence with Deshaun Watson and has now added Will Fuller to the offense. They won’t find things as easy as the last two weeks, but I still like the Texans +1.
Despite surrendering four sacks against Washington and 16 for the season — only two teams have allowed more — the Chiefs bring the league’s lone perfect record (4-0) into the weekend, and have survived against some of the NFL’s top defensive fronts.
“It’s not been the easiest slate, to say the least,” right tackle Mitchell Schwartz said.
The Eagles brought Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham; the Chargers attacked with Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram; and most recently, the Chiefs had to contend with Washington, which had dominated the Raiders the previous weekend.