Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the first-team offense will be on the field for the first two quarters in the team’s second preseason game Friday night, when the Chiefs take on the Atlanta Falcons at 6 p.m. Arrowhead Time.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid will be looking for both Mahomes and the first-team offensive line to improve upon their performance from the team’s first preseason game.
“[I want Mahomes] just to work the offense in its simplest form,” Reid said after the team’s final St. Joseph practice on Tuesday. “Continue to work your reads, your progressions, run game situations and so on. Just another opportunity to get some reps in and work.”
Mahomes finished the Chiefs’ first preseason game 5-for-7 for 33 yards, only playing two series in the first quarter. Both ended in punts.
Mahomes said he is looking forward to the second preseason game because, with two quarters to play, it will afford him a greater opportunity for success.
“You get to go out there and have a little bit more time, hopefully get into a rhythm and get some scoring drives,” Mahomes said. “That’s something we didn’t have last week with the first-team offense, so you want to go out there and score. At the same time, as I’ve said all camp, you want to be efficient, you get in and out of the huddle, you make the right checks at the line, you get the right protection calls and hopefully just have a positive game.”
Backup QB Chad Henne and the second team will play the third quarter, and we should expect to see a mixture of Matt McGloin and Chase Litton with the third team in the fourth.