Five things we’ve learned about the 2018 Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes Is The Real Deal
While I believe the other four things we’ve learned about the 2018 Chiefs are important, they all pale in comparison to the question of if Patrick Mahomes is going to be the future of the Kansas City Chiefs. Yes, we all want the Chiefs to win games this season, but there is nothing in the NFL more important than hitting on a young quarterback. If you get that right, you can figure the rest out and the early returns on Mahomes are very, very good.
Look, there are going to be mistakes. His interception against the Falcons was bad. The offense hasn’t put up as many points as you would like yet, but Mahomes looks like the real deal. Chiefs fans should be okay with the occasional mistake or interception. There will be growing pains but it does look like Mahomes is growing as a quarterback and that is what is important.
When I talk about him growing as a quarterback I’m not talking about the 70 yard bomb to Tyreek Hill either. While it was amazing the most reassuring thing about watching Mahomes this preseason is that it doesn’t look like its too much for him. He’s been calm both in the huddle and on the field. He seems to understand where the play is going and most of the time is getting the ball where it needs to go.
Through three preseason games Mahomes is 31 of 43 (72.1% completions) for 367 yards (8.5 YPA) with two touchdowns and one interception. Those are promising numbers and ultimately why Chiefs fans should be happy about what they’ve learned in the preseason so far.
This Chiefs team still has some things to fix and figure out before the regular season kicks off in less than two weeks. However, they appear to have an exciting star quarterback in the making and that is enough to keep me excited about this team even if they don’t find themselves another starting corner (seriously though, go sign Breeland!).
What do you think Chiefs fans? Do you agree with what I think we’ve learned about the 2018 Chiefs so far? Is there anything I left off that you feel like we’ve learned? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
As always, thanks for reading and GO CHIEFS!