Patrick Mahomes debuts at No. 3 on the Chiefs’ depth chart

AP

The Kansas City Chiefs have removed the sheet from their initial, unofficial depth chart. And the man for whom they gave up a pair of first-round picks and a third-round pick is listed as a third-stringer.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes sits behind Alex Smith and Tyler Bray. It’s not a shock given the significant adjustment Mahomes is making from college spread to West Coast offense. The real question is whether Mahomes will pick off Bray by Week One, or whether coach Andy Reid will be more comfortable having Bray as the game-day fallback to Smith.

Elsewhere on the depth chart, Tyreek Hill and Chris Conley are the starting receivers, with Albert Wilson and De'Anthony Thomas listed as the second stringers.

At running back, veteran C.J. Spiller lands in the clump of “other” options behind the first three players — Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West, and Kareem Hunt.

10 responses to “Patrick Mahomes debuts at No. 3 on the Chiefs’ depth chart

  1. I see no way Mahomes gets the nod over Bray by week 1 and it would be a mistake if he did. He’s not ready and it just doesn’t make good sense to rush him in just because he’s a 1st round pick. He’s not better than Tyler Bray at this point.

  2. Not a surprise and totally expected mahomes will sit this year and start next year for the Chiefs. Now, if Smith gets hurt, I hope the Chiefs start pat Mahomes. he has already showed in camp he is For Real.

  3. 7 on 7 and Mahomes is for real? lol.. Every year, every team drools over some rookie QB in TC and they go on to crap the bed- No QB has ever come out of the Big 12 and did anything in the NFL and I don’t expect Mahomes to break that trend- Dumb move by the Chiefs…. should have waited till 2018- much better QB’s than Mahomes ever wishes he was-

  4. “huevos123 says:
    August 7, 2017 at 11:30 am
    7 on 7 and Mahomes is for real? lol.. Every year, every team drools over some rookie QB in TC and they go on to crap the bed- No QB has ever come out of the Big 12 and did anything in the NFL and I don’t expect Mahomes to break that trend- Dumb move by the Chiefs…. should have waited till 2018- much better QB’s than Mahomes ever wishes he was-”

    LOL Troy Aikman?

  5. Andy Reid, like any coach, wants to win a super bowl before he retires. That’s why he drafted Mahomes. Mahomes was the best player in the draft. I think he’ll be better than Brett Favre. There is no need to rush Mahomes. When he’s ready, Andy will put him in.

  6. “huevos123 says: “No QB has ever come out of the Big 12 and did anything in the NFL

    sinsor13 says: “LOL Troy Aikman?”

    – when did UCLA become a Big 12 school?

  7. Hadl, Dickey, Kordell Stewart all from the Big12.
    Aikman also started for OU for the dimwits.

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