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Patrick Mahomes has attempted two no-look passes through one week of OTAs

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Mahomes told the media he’s tried to “no-look” receivers twice... so far. He is also trying out the Oakley visor.

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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.

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.

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.”

The visor

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.

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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