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45 Seconds: Let’s talk about the run-pass option

Lead film and draft analyst Kent Swanson breaks down what has become an Andy Reid staple in the Chiefs offense.

Everyone by now has the heard the term run-pass option. I’ve written about them several times in the last twelve months.

The Kansas City Chiefs utilized these concepts frequently last year. With Alex Smith they were primarily throws behind the line of scrimmage (O/U on jokes in the comments section set at 1.5). This year, they’re expanding out and finding ways to give the fastest player in football (no, not Matt Breida) the ball in space to run.

Patrick Mahomes’ first touchdown of his career came off of a run-pass option slant. Last week against the Steelers, they nearly made another connection.

45 seconds is a weekly breakdown of one play a week, or the roughly 45 seconds from the start of the play clock to the play’s final whistle. Let’s talk RPOs.

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