With two minutes placed on the game clock, and lots of eager eyes watching him intently – both on the field and in the stands – Chiefs rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes went to work on Saturday.
Sure, it was just one drive on a picture-perfect day. And sure, the Chiefs’ undisputed No. 1 starter at quarterback – Alex Smith – has ripped it up through the first two full-squad practices. But what Mahomes proceeded to do in that moment not only brought giddy cheers from the fans who ventured to Missouri Western to watch Saturday’s practice, it also opened the eyes of the Chiefs’ coaching staff.
“He’s doing great,” offensive coordinator Matt Nagy said. “And I tell everybody, from his very first practice he had when he came in and was screaming at the huddle what the play was and didn’t realize he was talking to the defense too, to where he is right now … it’s a huge leap.”
For instance, on the first play of the drive, Mahomes hung in the pocket, looked off the safeties and ripped…
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