Patrick Mahomes had his best day of the offseason one day during mandatory minicamp last week, which is good. We didn’t hear any stories of him looking completely lost, which is also good.
The Chiefs say there’s no comparison between the Mahomes they saw in rookie minicamp the week after the draft and the one at mandatory minicamp last week.
“Well, I’d probably tell you everything,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said when asked about Mahomes has improved on. “I mean that’s how it is for rookies, so they come in and it’s a clean slate and you’re building every phase on the offense with them. If you take where he was in the rookie camp compared to now, there’s no comparison there.
You learn a lot in a few weeks, especially for someone like Mahomes who didn’t run the pro-style offense at Texas Tech. Even taking snaps from center is new.
“I thought he’s done a good job against the blitz, which is important for a young guy,” Reid said. “I thought yesterday was his best day against the blitz. That’s a positive thing that he can take into this offseason.”
The next time we’ll get a good look at Mahomes is the start of training camp next month and then the preseason. After that, barring injuries, we won’t see much of Mahomes for another year.