I don’t know about you, but I have grown tired of the Patrick Mahomes loving ketchup story; I will never grow tired of the Patrick Mahomes no-look passes story.
No-look passes were back on the mind of Kansas City Chiefs’ fans this week when cornerback Kendall Fuller tweeted from what sounded like the team’s film room.
Just watched the film.. Bro i said chill with the no look passes @PatrickMahomes— Kendall Fuller (@KeFu11er) May 21, 2019
Its the first week bro, save that for training camp
Mahomes was asked about the tweet and pass on Thursday after the Chiefs’ open OTAs session.
“I’ve done two so far — one was the Kendall (Fuller) [pass] — it wasn’t a big one, just kind of looked him off and then threw it kind of behind him, and then one I did on a little RPO, run-pass-option play, but it’s not something I really try to do—it just kind of happens sometimes.”
The first time it happened in an NFL game was last year against the Baltimore Ravens. Mahomes later described how he pulled off such a play to NBC Sports’ Peter King.
Remember @PatrickMahomes5’ incredible no-look pass to @honeythunder11? He recreates it perfectly. I’ll have more in tomorrow’s Football Morning in America: https://t.co/b3YL8CneQe pic.twitter.com/lwxiGVUpqM— Peter King (@peter_king) January 6, 2019
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has said in the past that Mahomes practices everything he does in games — Fuller’s tweet and Mahomes’ comments affirm that point.
Mahomes, the consummate teammate, was sure to tell the media that Fuller responded the following day with an interception.
“Kendall got me the next day—I gave him a present, so I don’t plan on giving him any more after that.”
If no-look passes weren’t enough, it is worth noting that Mahomes was wearing a visor during OTA workouts—a move that would make reading his eyes even tougher for opposing defenders.
The Twitter account, “Helmet Stalker” noted that the piece of equipment is a clear Oakley Prizm visor, which we first saw Mahomes wear in this advertisement.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is now using a clear Oakley Prizm visor on his VICIS ZERO1, he did not use a visor last season but did sign an endorsement contract with Oakley during the offseason. pic.twitter.com/XmlDvniEqJ— Helmet Stalker (@HelmetStalker) May 23, 2019
Mahomes became Oakley’s first ever football partner earlier this year. He was asked about the visor on Thursday after practice.
“We’re trying it out—I definitely like it,” he said. “I’ve liked it these last couple of days, so we’re going to keep trying it out, and hopefully I keep playing good in it. I’m pretty superstitious, so if I’m playing well with it I’ll keep it going.”
The NFL disallows players wearing tinted visors unless it is medically required. Safety Eric Berry had to change his out in the middle of the game last year against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Mahomes’ visor appears to be clear — which means we could indeed see the change for the 2019 season.
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