The Kansas City Chiefs may be at a crossroads at quarterback if rookie Patrick Mahomes continues to flash his potential.
“We came in with the thought we wanted to throw the ball and get the quarterbacks some work in there since all four were going to play in this game,’’ Reid said of the 49ers game. “We got that part accomplished, but it took away from the run game a little bit. We saw enough from [Spencer] Ware and his ability to catch the football and run the football. We probably need to see a little more from [Kareem] Hunt and [Charcandrick] West and [C.J.] Spiller and [Devine] Redding down the way here.
Mahomes’ wow moment: Mahomes threw a deep ball that was dropped in the end zone by running back C.J. Spiller. His one interception for the day went through Hill’s hands.
“I was always fast and agile and explosive but anytime I was hit on my hip I would go flying,” Nunez-Roches said. “If I just added a little bit more to my lower half I would be OK.”
As training camp at Missouri Western winds down, Monday wasn’t the best day for quarterback play. Overthrows, misfires, a dropped snap, there were enough mistakes to go around for the top three: Alex Smith, Patrick Mahomes and Tyler Bray.
“Just probably the mix of plays, we went way back to the beginning of camp playbook,” assistant head coach Brad Childress said. “Not an excuse. And good defense. I thought they pushed back on us and we did our share on them.
Alex Smith: For Hill to maximize his abilities this year, he needs his QB to get him the ball down the field. Smith has had a fantastic camp by all accounts, and he appears to have a great connection building with Hill. Many have suggested that Alex may feel pressure to deliver his best this season. He sure appears motivated and sharp so far.
“I think he’s done an amazing job, and credit to him he’s one of the more coachable guys I’ve ever been around,” Reid added. “He’s able to pick up something really fast and do it in individual, but then also transfer it to the field.
“I was really impressed with the way he held up inside on double teams and playing the run in that first preseason game.”