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Patrick Mahomes actually practiced that no-look pass while at Texas Tech | Texas Tech Diehards

“I started throwing no-look passes as a joke with Nic Shimonek,” Mahomes said. “We did it in the practice drills with Coach [Kliff] Kingsbury and then I did it a couple of times in games. There was one time in the Broncos game where we did a little play-action, and I stepped up in the pocket and was getting ready to roll. A defender was kind of closing on me. I saw receiver Albert Wilson out of the corner of my eye, and I knew if I kept looking downfield, the defender would come off of his zone coverage enough for me to make the throw. So I looked him off and threw the ball to Albert, who grabbed it. It’s not like I mean to throw no-look passes. I think it kind of happens out of instinct. As I do it, I’m like, dang, I didn’t even mean to do that.”

Patrick Mahomes turns heads with jorts, sleeveless jersey | The Kansas City Star

In jorts and a sleeveless T-Bones jersey, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes made quite an impression on Chiefs fans while he was at Kansas Speedway on Saturday.

Fantasy football busts and overvalued players: May edition | The Huddle

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs: Overvalued (ADP: 6:06)

Alex Smith’s successor has a lively arm and is promising, no doubt, but a high sixth-round pick on an inexperienced quarterback with questions around him is a bit rich. Tyreek Hill has been dynamic with Smith under center, though we have nothing substantial to go on when it comes to his chemistry with Mahomes. The same goes for tight end Travis Kelce. Both are premier players at their respective positions, yet some caution has to be exercised when considering Mahomes. Newcomer Sammy Watkins offers a limited skill set and has noted injury concerns. Finally, this should remain a run-centric offense. Mahomes has upside and will flash a few games, but making him the 10th quarterback taken, on average, leans on that potential too much.

John Elway: Bolts might be team to beat in AFC West -

"It's the wild, wild West. I thought the Chargers did a really nice job with the draft," Elway told reporters in Omaha, via The MMQB's Peter King. "They've got the settled quarterback, even though the Raiders do too. Looking at it, [the Chargers] may be the ones to beat. As I stand here, looking at it, the Chargers might be the team to beat."

These 4 NFL teams are due for a rebound season in 2018 | Geoff Schwartz | SB Nation

Look back to the 2013 Kansas City Chiefs, my first year there. The 2012 Chiefs had decent offensive line, Jamaal Charles, Tamba Hali, Justin Houston, Eric Berry, and others. The pieces were there; the franchise just needed an excellent head coach and quarterback. They got both with Andy Reid and Alex Smith. We won 11 games and earned a Wild Card berth, a big jump from the two win 2012 season.

Kevin Pierre-Louis, former KC Chiefs LB, diversion, pot | The Kansas City Star

Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis has been granted diversion in a drug possession case stemming from a traffic stop by the Kansas Highway Patrol in Johnson County. He is now with the New York Jets.

Amendola, Wilson could return punts for Miami Dolphins | Miami Herald

"Obviously we all know [Danny] Amendola did it with New England," Darren Rizzi said last week. "Albert Wilson is a guy that did it in Kansas City. He just got buried behind a couple of really good returners; but he’s got returner experience. Obviously he had De’Anthony Thomas and Tyreek Hill in front of him; but he’s a guy that’s done it before."

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Supreme Court strikes down law against sports gambling |

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.

NFL Insiders predict most improved after free agency and draft | ESPN

Matt Bowen, NFL writer: Los Angeles Rams. The arrow is pointing up for the Bears and Browns after productive offseasons, but I'm looking at the Rams due to the proven, veteran talent they brought in via trades and free agency. Cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib have the playmaking skills to find the ball in the secondary. Go get it. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh bolsters the interior of the front line next to All-Pro Aaron Donald. And wide receiver Brandin Cooks is an upgrade for the passing game. Strong, aggressive moves put this squad in a position to win the NFC West and make a serious playoff run.

Top 100, Nos. 61-70: Eagles soaring, falling after title run |

Super Bowl runs can be a fickle beast. The champion Philadelphia Eagles have two players in this week's group, yet one is rising fast while the other is slowly sliding. What gives?

Roundup: Tre Boston, Kenny Vaccaro visiting Colts |

Might we finally see some movement on the free-agent safety market? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the Indianapolis Colts are taking a look at a pair of free-agent safeties.

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Building the Chiefs offense for Patrick Mahomes: run-pass options

In the flurry of offseason moves and drama surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs this year, it feels like we don’t always remember or truly comprehend a pretty important thing: Patrick Mahomes will be leading the offense this year. Not just a throw-away Week 17 game in Denver. The whole season. From day one. It still doesn’t seem completely tangible yet. We’re still in unfamiliar territory as Chiefs fans.

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