Ask Mahomes about nerves, and he’ll say maybe he gets some but … not really. He felt prepared, after all, so why be nervous? Even against a team known for its variety of blitz angles and packages, Mahomes said, “I don’t know if anything surprised me.”
Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs look like geniuses, first for selecting Mahomes 10th overall in the 2017 NFL draft knowing full well he’d serve as Alex Smith’s backup for the entirety of his rookie season, then for trading Smith in January to pave the way for Mahomes to take over, despite Smith having enjoyed a career year in 2017.
The 49ers have the difficult task of trying to slow down Mahomes next Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
Patrick Mahomes looks like a good quarterback. Mitchell Trubisky looks like a good quarterback. When one throws for 10 TDs over two games there’s naturally going to be some hand-wringing, but this is silly. Also, neither have a full NFL season to their name yet.
In his first two games this season, Mahomes has thrown 10 touchdown passes, which is the most in NFL history.
That led to a bunch of Mahomes memes. Take a look at these.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley checks in following Kansas City’s 42-37 win over the Steelers to discuss the impressive debut of Patrick Mahomes, the explosiveness of Tyreek Hill and what he expects from this high-powered offense moving forward.
For the first time since 1986, the Chiefs grabbed a road win in Pittsburgh and with that win moved to 2-0 on the season. It was a remarkable game in the Ketchup City and KC proved to any doubters out there that they are the new guard of the AFC and Pittsburgh is heading off to the old folks home.
Around the league
Another week brings another batch of injuries around the NFL. Here’s the latest on all the big injuries from our NFL Nation reporters, including the prognosis on each player for Week 3 and beyond:
In a highly unusual move, Davis retired during halftime of Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. As in effectively immediately. As in he didn’t join the team on the field for the second half.
“If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good.” -Deion Luywnn Sanders.
He promises he’ll “be pursuing football again shortly,” but until then, he’s been sharing his thoughts about the NFL season on Twitter. Bryant, who also tweeted a bit about preseason football this year, is quickly becoming our favorite Twitter analyst.
Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodellannounced the foundation will contribute $1 million to various organizations that are going to address immediate needs of areas impacted by the storm.
In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs stand 2-0 going into their home opener against the 49ers.
Here are five hot takes from the game:
After the game, Pete Sweeney, former Chiefs linebacker Shawn Barber and Mike Wickett wrapped up the game on 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City.
Twitter had a lot of love to show for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes Sunday, and who can blame them?
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