Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, has been one the NFL’s most prolific throwers over the past four seasons. He has some thoughts about the offense for 2022.
Mahomes spoke to the media Thursday and said that he was pleased with the team’s progress in the last week. Mahomes believes that they have the tools necessary to do the job but have a good balance between the defense and the offensive.
“I think we took a giant step as far as how we do things,” Mahomes said, via ArrowheadPride.com. “We have the talent. We got the guys that can go out there and make the plays. Coach Reid runs a tough training camp. It’s what we’ve been known for — I think it makes us better for it. And I think guys, as we went on, understood that. And they came out with the mindset they were going to compete every single day. You saw offense have good days [and] you saw defense have good days — and that’s usually a good sign for a good football team.”
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Mahomes expressed his excitement ahead of tomorrow’s preseason match with the Washington Commanders. Mahomes said that he enjoyed the play they have been practicing and believes the opportunity will benefit them long-term.
“It’s going to be an exciting opportunity for them,” said Mahomes. “You saw guys like Skyy (Moore) and Justin Watson make plays… For them to make plays there, they’re going to get more reps with me in this game. I’m interested to see how they maximize this opportunity, but they’ve been doing it at practice.
“They’ve been making the plays at practice and doing everything the right way. So for them to get in there and get some opportunity to run with the ones, I think it will help us out in the long run whenever we do get those guys back — to have a good group of guys to go in at any time.”
Chiefs expect Mecole Hardman to be the starting quarterback this season. However, JuJu Smith Schuster is still recovering from injuries. The dangerous Chiefs receiving crew will be more dangerous if Moore and Watson take advantage of the reps they have in the preseason.