Patrick Mahomes is wildly talented.
Alex Smith had an incredible season for the Kansas City Chiefs last season. It got him traded to the Washington Redskins. That’s how high the Chiefs organization is on last year’s first-round draft choice Patrick Mahomes III.
If this throw is any indication, the excitement over Mahomes may be well-placed. Officially, the play went for 69-yards, Mahomes lets the throw go at the 25 and Tyreek Hill hauls it in at the six.
With Mahomes, Hill, Travis Kelce, Kareem Hunt and Sammy Watkins on the offensive side, coach Andy Reid has a loaded team on the offensive side.
What isn’t so exciting in Kansas City is their defense. In their third preseason game, the Chicago Bears second-team offense went all-in on KC’s first-team defense with Chase Daniel completing 12/18 passes and two touchdowns. The Bears hung 27 on Kansas City and most of their offensive starters didn’t play.
While this seems like a matchup tailor-made for Denver’s strengths, we know that Kansas City, like Oakland is always a tough, division opponent and there are extra motivations when the division rivals meet up. Tough call, Denver gets the home field edge in this one, though.