Chiefs vs. Cardinals: Handing out game balls from preseason Week 2

All of the quarterbacks and a 2023 second-round pick were the stars of the show against the Arizona Cardinals. Let's check out what those contributors did in week two of the preseason and what that means moving forward.

Kansas City Chiefs v Arizona Cardinals
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Offense game ball(s): All four quarterbacks

Any quarterback, aside from Chris Oladokun could have been deserving here. Patrick Mahomes got in and got out, completing 10 of his 15 passes for 105 yards and throwing a touchdown to Justin Watson. On his touchdown drive, he led the Chiefs 92 yards down the field completing passes to six different receivers. 

Shane Buechele went a perfect 10 for 10 on the day, also throwing for 105 yards on the day. Andy Reid decided to slot in Buechele ahead of Blaine Gabbert this week, so it is up in the air what that actually means for the competition for the second-string quarterback position. 

Blaine Gabbert had a perfect quarterback rating on the day and Oladkun drove the Chiefs down the field for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. All-in-all, the four of them combined for 31 of 38 for 393 yards and three touchdowns. Reid had to be thrilled with their performance. 

Defense game ball: Cole Christiansen

For the second straight week, it was Cole Christiansen that led the Chiefs in tackles. After tallying seven last week, he reached eight against the Cardinals. The third-year linebacker out of Army is doing everything he can to get into the discussion for the fifth linebacker spot that is currently being held by Jack Cochrane.