Five reasons why the Kansas City Chiefs will go 19-0 this season
The Experience of Patrick Mahomes
The 2018 season was Mahomes’ true first season in the NFL. Prior to 2018, We only saw Mahomes in four preseason games and in an impertinent Week 17 match his rookie year. Despite the limited playing time before 2018, Mahomes prospered as he threw 50 touchdown passes and more than 5,000 yards.
While he did something only two other quarterbacks have done in a single campaign, he did have some rookie-like mistakes at times. Mahomes, as well as other factors involved, was responsible for some of the team’s slow starts, which resulted in a couple of losses in 2018. Mahomes also had a few moments where he overthrew wide open receivers.
Mahomes would also find himself trying to do a bit too much in certain situations. Two good examples: in Week 14 in overtime against the Ravens and in the AFC Championship game against the Patriots right before halftime, Mahomes would move around in the pocket more than he should have. In both of those instances, he fumbled in those crucial situations, but the Chiefs, fortunately, recovered the football both times.
One full season of being a starter under Mahomes’ belt will turn into more maturity for him entering 2019. The areas where Mahomes struggled in the most, Chiefs fans can expect him to improve in.