Patrick Mahomes is changing the game of professional football, and now we have the proof.
While the the NBA’s all-stars were flashing their own skills during the league’s showcase game in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday night, AAF quarterback Phillip Nelson of the San Diego Fleet had some tricks of his own that were — dare we say — inspired by Mahomes?
Take his no-look pass to Demarcus Robinson against the Baltimore Ravens, for example:
This slow-mo angle of Mahomes’ no-look— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 10, 2018
(via @CliffErwinVideo, h/t @lenjenningsKMBC)pic.twitter.com/AzmjOo8oiw
...or his left-handed throw to Tyreek Hill while Von Miller dove for his ankles:
LEFT-HANDED THROW@PatrickMahomes5 pic.twitter.com/rObfTV8I0M— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) October 2, 2018
...and his across-the-body, one-foot toss to Travis Kelce:
On the run ✅— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 2, 2018
Across the body ✅
Off one foot ✅
Completed pass ✅
Patrick Mahomes @PatrickMahomes5 pic.twitter.com/BBCGGDTran
The examples beg the question...
Did Patrick Mahomes make trick shots in football cool?
During a Week 2 AAF game between the San Diego Fleet and the Atlanta Legends in San Diego, Nelson appeared to take a page out of Mahomes’ magic playbook when he completed a no-look, behind-the-back, overhead pass to tight end Gavin Escobar (remember him?) — all while being taken down by three players.
Take a look:
This NBA All Star game is awesome pic.twitter.com/kNCt3lzNJU— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) February 18, 2019
Is this a challenge? Mahomes can do that, right? Weigh in below.