Brittany Matthews drags critics of Patrick Mahomes on Twitter

Nov 14, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) passes against the Las Vegas Raiders in the first quarter at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 14, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) passes against the Las Vegas Raiders in the first quarter at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Earlier this week, before Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs completely decimated the Las Vegas Raiders in primetime in Week 10, the questions were heard all around Chiefs Kingdom.

For the last few weeks, it’s true that Mahomes hasn’t put up the typical stats and that the Chiefs offense has struggled to move the ball at times. That’s directly related to a league-leading 20 turnovers to go with plenty of penalties, dropped passes, poor timing, and yes, some poor choices and errant throws from Mahomes, too. In press conferences following recent games, Mahomes himself has been quick to admit there are issues to resolve.

However, those post-game explanations haven’t been enough for many fans and NFL analysts. Instead of agreeing that the team will work things out, they’ve begun to doubt the talents of superstars like Mahomes or Travis Kelce. They’ve also questioned the wisdom and effectiveness of Andy Reid and his coaching staff. In a league in which every team looks mortal, the Chiefs have been raked over the coals for not dominating each and every week as teams gear up to take their big shot against the defending AFC Champs.

One clip in particular became a major talking point this week. The piece that was circulating was of former NFL defensive back Ryan Clark taking Mahomes and the Chiefs offense to task as he tried to explain away the team’s offensive woes. Instead of relaying moments when he was part of a team going through a slump or adjusting to new players or trying to fight their way through a part of the schedule, he instead said Mahomes was “broken.”

Here’s the full clip:

For the full transcript, and so we can provide some context here, this is what Clark has to say in the piece:

"“He’s broken. Patrick Mahomes is broken. And he’s broken because he’s the same as he’s always been but that’s no longer good enough. It’s time for Patrick Mahomes to pivot. It’s time for Patrick Mahomes to play football in a different way. But sometimes when you’ve been so successful doing one thing, it’s hard to do another and they’re asking the entire Kansas City Chiefs offense to do this. They’re saying, ‘Become a running football team. Be committed to that.’ They’re saying, ‘Take the check downs. Be committed to that.’ They’re saying, ‘You will not have the big play against us, so we’re going to make you earn every blade of grass and we believe you’ll make a mistake.’ That’s what’s been happening. This is a boring offense that refuses to be boring to win football games.”"

Clark makes some solid points, because he was actually proven right (in part) during the team’s win over the Raiders. Mahomes played a patient game and looked like a savvy veteran in the way he did take what the defense gave him. Some of the team’s scoring drives were methodical as Mahomes moved the chains again and again for 10, 11, or even 14 play drives.

However, Clark didn’t just say that. He stated that Mahomes was “broken”. The way he framed the whole thing also sounded like Mahomes was a relic of the past, as if we’d all collectively look back and say, “Remember that one quarterback who set the league on fire for a good three seasons?”

On Sunday, Mahomes had five touchdown passes against the Raiders in a primetime showing that gave the Chiefs sole possession of first place in the AFC West. He completed 35 of 50 passes for 406 yards and he didn’t throw a single interception. He did so by playing measured football for much of the first half, but he also was willing to take chances when they presented themselves, which is how the Chiefs were able to dominate the Raiders so thoroughly.

It was clear that Brittany Matthews, Mahomes’ fiancee, was feeling pretty good on Sunday night knowing how wrong those critics were proven to be.

In fact, it was clear she was having fun documenting the entire night watching Mahomes do his thing.

Brittany wasn’t the only one pushing back on such critics.

On the season, Mahomes now has 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He and the Chiefs will face the Dallas Cowboys next week at Arrowhead Stadium before hitting the bye week.

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