Do Chiefs consider Patrick Mahomes in NFL Draft?
By John McCarty
Would the Kansas City Chiefs try to replace Alex Smith with Patrick Mahomes, a signal-caller who might be a project?
After declaring for the NFL Draft on January 3, Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been the subject of much discussion about his fit in the NFL, and for the purposes of this column, the Chiefs. After film review over the past two years, it’s obvious about two things with Mahomes. There’s a lot to work with, and he’s not Alex Smith, both good and bad. Let’s explore.
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After spending his freshman season as the backup to Davis Webb (who is also draft eligible after using a graduate transfer to Cal), Mahomes would win the starting job in 2015, throwing 77 touchdowns and for a staggering 9,705 yards.
Over the previous two seasons, Mahomes, aside from the yards and touchdowns, compiled a combined 64.6 completion percentage while only throwing a combined 25 interceptions over the two seasons. In the Red Raiders game this season against Oklahoma, a game they would lose 66-59, Mahomes would establish new NCAA single game records for passing yards (734) and total offensive yards (819).
Mahomes is a bag of really good and really bad, with limited variance in between. Much like beauty, his talent and potential lies within the eyes of the beholder.