When it comes to NFL players with long bright futures, there are few more exciting and full of potential than Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the talented 27-year-old, who has already taken part in two Super Bowls, has once again proven his remarkable consistency.
The Chiefs were down by ten points, but Mahomes put in a masterly display to give them a big 44-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers. It means that the Kansas City man has picked up 55 wins from his first 70 career NFL games. This means he has tied Ken Stabler for the most wins from a player’s opening 70 starts.
The Chiefs are impressing in a big way in 2022, and it’s no wonder they are among the favorites in terms of NFL computer picks, with Andy Reid’s side now 5-2, top of the AFC West, and third in the AFC overall.
The season is already looking like being a big battle between Mahomes and Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen, with the two players being very much the future of the NFL as the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady enter the twilight of their respective careers in the game.
Allen has the upper hand on that front after his three-touchdown performance during the Bills’ 24-20 win over Kansas City earlier this month.
Mahomes consistency is a joy to behold, and there’s no doubt Reid will hope to get as much out of his star player as possible this time around.
Reid has been especially pleased with the way Mahomes has aided the Chiefs with a number of comeback victories in recent years, stating;
“There’s no panic if you get behind,”
“But the guys always feel like they’re in it with the way he handles himself. And then I’d tell you [that] I think the coaches are doing a nice job. They make adjustments, and they’re beneficial to helping you get kind of redirected.” Reid added.
That resilience will be key for the Chiefs going forward, and it’s something that Mahomes feels the entire offense is well prepared for, both mentally and physically;
“[The team] could’ve kind of folded and quit,” “but guys responded. They came back [and] we won a game. Now we’ll have another test this next week — so I’m excited.”
“We have a hard schedule,” he reminded his listeners, “and it’s going to build that grit and that toughness that I think we’ll need as we get to the later part of the season.”
Next up for the Chiefs, after their bye in game week eight, come the Tennessee Titans, followed by the Jacksonville Jaguars, both of whom visit the Arrowhead Stadium.
One imagines the visit of the Titans could prove crucial with Mike Vrabel’s side once again impressing in the AFC South, and on a run of five wins on the trot and this clash will offer a real challenge for Reid and Mahomes, one they no doubt are more than capable of meeting head-on.