Tamba Hali believes Patrick Mahomes is the real deal for the Kansas City Chiefs

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes /

Tamba Hali took to Instagram to show his support for Patrick Mahomes in the face of some doubters who aren’t sure of the Chiefs in 2018.

Tamba Hali is not an official member of the Kansas City Chiefs active roster, but that wouldn’t stop anyone in Chiefs Kingdom from claiming him as their own.

It also hasn’t stopped Hali himself from defending his (former) teammates, at least when it comes to the Chiefs new starting quarterback in Patrick Mahomes.

Mahomes has his doubters as a first-year starter for the Chiefs, after the team traded away incumbent Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins. Even after consecutive division titles for the first time in franchise history, NFL analysts league-wide are picking the Los Angeles Chargers or Denver Broncos as the better teams in the division, and some have even predicted the Chiefs to fall from first to worst in the AFC West.

Not so fast, says Hali. Check out his Instagram:

Everything coming out of Kansas City is all positive when it comes to Patrick Mahomes. Brett Veach called him one of the single best players he’s ever scouted. Andy Reid and his coaching staff are convinced enough that he’s ready that they’ve cleared a path for him to take over. And now his fellow players are sticking up for him, predicting big things. That’s now even true of former teammates.

As for Hali, here’s hoping the Chiefs legend is able to find meaningful work soon enough, even if it’s with another team. This has been a tough offseason for longtime fans to see some players move on, such as linebacker Derrick Johnson, who signed with the Oakland Raiders this offseason. History, however, will remember them fondly and guys like Hali will be immortalized at some point in the near future (and deservedly so).

Hali was right for the Chiefs for so many years. Let’s hope he’s also right about Mahomes’ ability to succeed.