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Let’s recall the time Patrick Mahomew threw a football 62 mph

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

Perhaps we should have known Patrick Mahomes was going to be as special as he was. Even before the 2017 NFL Draft, back when Mahomes was referred to by some as a risky quarterback prospect, he was still making jaw-dropping throws on the side when challenged. As we all know now, it was a beautiful sign of things to come.

For the sake of some Mahomes Magic in the middle of the offseason, let’s take a trip back to the pre-draft season of 2017. Some random broadcast moment days before the draft pitted David Carr against Mahomes in a test of arm strength (a weird opponent, but perhaps this is why David Carr insists even today that his brother is the best QB in the AFC West).

Mahomes would go on to win each round in terms of arm strength as equated with how many miles per hour they could get the ball to go, but Mahomes really put it all together on his final throw which eclipsed an incredible 62 miles per hour.

You can watch the throw for yourself below:

This should be no surprise to anyone who has watched Mahomes throw a deep ball in the NFL. It’s also not surprising given his background as a baseball player, a man who could have taken after his professional baseball-playing father in the Major Leagues.

What is crazy is that Mahomes isn’t just capable of throwing a football at baseball speeds in some random competition for the sake of TV footage, but he’s able to do so in the middle of a game. Check this out, just two years later, when Mahomes threw a touchdown to Chris Conley in the end zone after scrambling for his life. First, just watch the play.

After the play, the Chiefs would add some context to this incredible highlight that Mahomes threw the ball at nearly the exact same speed as his throw against David Carr.

Of course, by now, we’re used to these sorts of insane heroics as Mahomes is the best quarterback in the game. But it’s also fun to remember that the Chiefs have every reason to believe they can stay competitive as long as they have Mahomes—the man with the golden arm.

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