Although the Kansas City Chiefs lost their preseason opener against the Chicago Bears in Chicago, we were able to get a first-hand glimpse at how the offense might look without Tyreek Hill who was traded to Miami Dolphins this offseason. In his short time on the field, Patrick Mahomes completed six passes and all were to different receivers. Everyone was participating in the action.
According to the quarterback, that is how the Chiefs will do things this season. Via
“I think it’s going to be a lot like that this year. It’s going to come from everywhere,” Patrick Mahomes said after the game. “You saw kind of six different receivers. JuJu [Smith-Schuster] didn’t even get a catch.”
Marquez Valdes–Scantling, Michael Burton (Mecole Hardman), Blake Bell, Isiah Pacheco, and Travis Kelce all caught catches. JuJu Smith-Schuster did not even host a reception, as Mahomes noted.
It is difficult to lose a player such as Hill. Nonetheless, the Chiefs must come together as a team and receive contributions from all WR rooms.
Travis Kelce will be a favorite target again for Mahomes, and Smith-Schuster will likely play a significant role. Valdes-Scantling is another important player who moved from the Packers.
“It’s going to be hard for teams to game plan against,” Mahomes said. “Obviously, Travis [Kelce] is going to probably have a lot of catches. That’s just who he is.
“Other than that, it’s going to come from the whole group, and I think the guys have kind of embraced that and know that whenever their number does get called, they’re going to play, and if the other guy makes the play, they’re going to be happy for him. That’s what you want on a team and as an offense.”
Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs will begin their regular season against the Arizona Cardinals on September 11th.