Patrick Mahomes is now 5-0 in five career starts and 2-0 in both showings at Mile High Stadium. The young quarterback’s ability to carry the Chiefs to an unblemished 4-0 record this season called for, yet again, some Twitter reaction:
Let’s start with his first rushing TD...
Patrick Mahomes looked like Uncle Rico on Monday night. pic.twitter.com/1xYyejHEV7— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 2, 2018
That left-handed throw during the final drive. Cue the hysteria.
Patrick Mahomes’ LEFT-HANDED throw whaaaaaaattt?? pic.twitter.com/VTtSd7X4Ge— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) October 2, 2018
Patrick Mahomes can literally throw a ball with his left hand while getting tackled by Von Miller and still end up with a first down... pic.twitter.com/N2nWyB6iqM— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 2, 2018
Wait until he faces a real defense, they said...— nick wright (@getnickwright) October 2, 2018
Wait until he faces a tough road environment, they said...
Wait until he has to bring his team back from behind, they said...
Done waiting. #Mahomes
And the...fire flames?
Patrick Mahomes is out of control. He's worth five fires.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) October 2, 2018
After four straight weeks of greatness, he’s even started replacing some big names:
I may have officially replaced Aaron Rodgers with Patrick Mahomes pic.twitter.com/oQktK7LlqB— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) October 2, 2018
And creating a league of his own:
It's real damn difficult to be a skeptic after watching Mahomes do THAT...on the road, against a blood rival, as a rookie, in the final minutes of the fourth quarter.— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) October 2, 2018
Patrick Mahomes:— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) October 2, 2018
Aaron Rodgers accuracy / escapability
Brett Favre moxie
Tom Brady pinpoint deep ball
John Elway arm strength
Joe Montana clutch gene
Drew Brees intangibles
Did I mentioned he just turned 23?#Chiefs
The way @Chiefs players rave about Mahomes is eerily similar to the way we used to talk about Favre when he won 3 straight MVPs w/ @Packers in the mid-1990s . No.4 gave us “hope”.. We knew we just needed to give him a shot & he could win it.. No.15 gives KC belief..That’s Rare— Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) October 2, 2018
Let's add some context to just how great @PatrickMahomes5 has been to start the season.— The Ringer (@ringer) October 2, 2018
Only 2013 Peyton Manning threw more TDs through the first four games of a season. This kid is good. #RingerNFL pic.twitter.com/uO3OpEYoyv
But, that’s none of our business...
It’s safe to say, Mahomes’ teammates are feeling the love, too:
Find someone that looks at you, the same way Kareem Hunt looks at Patrick Mahomes. pic.twitter.com/5nUZwek7fZ— Yael Gomez (@YGomez13) October 2, 2018
Even anti-Chiefs fans are on the Patrick Mahomes bandwagon:
I can’t stand the chiefs but Patrick Mahomes is the truth so far— RayKaVeLi (@ItsRamboRay) October 2, 2018
Mahomes has more game-winning drives at Mile High (2) than Paxton Lynch has wins as an NFL starter (1). https://t.co/7Zl6SRKJ4J— Scott Kacsmar (@FO_ScottKacsmar) October 2, 2018
And, to no surprise, the Chiefs locker room was hyped:
Walked in the locker room, the first thing I saw was Justin Houston running around and re-enacting Patrick Mahomes’ left-handed throw for all of his teammates. Said he’s never seen something like that.— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) October 2, 2018
Lot of smiles, laughs.
*Someone cue the 4-0 dance:
But, hey, no one said he was a tri-sport athlete. However, would anyone be surprised?
Patrick Mahomes just signed with the Warriors.— Jeff Groton (@GrowTons7) October 2, 2018