Andy Reid: Patrick Mahomes just at the beginning of this thing

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The Chiefs traded Alex Smith and made Patrick Mahomes their starting quarterback this offseason and it’s hard to ask for a better first outing in his new job than the one Mahomes put together against the Chargers on Sunday.

Mahomes hit Tyreek Hill for a 58-yard touchdown on his third pass of the game, threw for three more scores over the course of the afternoon and the Chiefs opened the year with a 38-28 road win over a divisional rival. Hill said Mahomes was “very comfortable” and “very confident” in the huddle while head coach Andy Reid’s assessment focused on other positives.

“He made plays, and he did it with his legs, he did it with throwing, he did it with checks,” Reid said, via ESPN.com. “I have a lot of respect for [Chargers defensive coordinator] Gus Bradley and his defense. He threw a few things at Mahomes. He got him a few times. But I thought Pat did a nice job of handling it against an experienced and very good defensive coordinator. He’s a unique kid. He’s got to keep working here. He’s just at the beginning of this thing. We’ve got to keep moving forward, taking steps forward.”

Travis Kelce only had one catch and the Chiefs never got Kareem Hunt on track, so there are things to work on in the weeks to come. Given how much the Chiefs were able to do without big contributions from those players, there will likely be some sleepless nights for opposing defensive coordinators in the weeks to come.

19 responses to “Andy Reid: Patrick Mahomes just at the beginning of this thing

  1. It is very clear that the Kansas City Chiefs have a future HOFer in Patrick Mahomes.
    Deshaun Watson proved yesterday that he is just another RGIII, one hit wonder.
    Trubinsky will BUST.
    One or two pieces added to the Chiefs defense in the offseason and draft, then Kansas City will be playing for multiple Lombardi Trophies over the next decade.
    The Chiefs are built to go on a dynasty run, led by the best QB in the game.

  2. joetoronto says:
    September 10, 2018 at 6:50 am
    He could have thrown at least 3 picks, pump the brakes a little.

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    Carr is the worst QB in the division. If we did this to the Chargers, imagine what we’ll do to the fade.

  3. Loved Reid’s comments. He respected the opponent and gave them praise while reminding his young QB to stay in his shoes. They have to play the Chargers again.

    Good sportsmanship and management.

  4. Imagine throwing to wide receivers!

    Over at Washington, Alex the fraud Smith continued his dink and dunk to running back throws while virtually ignoring his wide receivers for anything over 10 yards – and when he did toss it deep, he was so awful at doing so that no defense has to fear him – and you can be guaranteed there will be a huge step up in pass rushes since Alex Smith is effectively a 10 yard or under passer. He reminds me of the Great Gimmick (the one before Cousins) who had an effective range under 8 yards. Smith at least gets rid of the ball – and does intentionally ground it even though the refs stretched the definition of “receiver close by” to mean within a mile of the end result of the throw.

  5. Oh the classic “pump the brakes” line.
    That has been so overused, and is so outdated.
    Maybe you could have added “literally” to the pump the brakes quote.
    Can we please get some originality from the Seinfeld/George Costanza wannabes????

  6. slick50kc says:

    September 10, 2018 at 9:38 am

    joetoronto says:
    September 10, 2018 at 6:50 am
    He could have thrown at least 3 picks, pump the brakes a little.

    —————————

    Carr is the worst QB in the division. If we did this to the Chargers, imagine what we’ll do to the fade.

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    1969!! LETS THAT SINK LOSER!!and you can thank the chargers for dropping all those passes because the chefs defense is garbage

  7. joetoronto says:
    September 10, 2018 at 6:50 am
    He could have thrown at least 3 picks, pump the brakes a little.
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    You know what the difference between Carr and Mahomes is? Carr would have thrown the 3 picks and all the Faider fans would have blamed the receivers for it. Mahomes is what a franchise QB looks like where Carr is like that Rolex you buy in Jaurez looks like it’s nice and keeps time OK but it’s really only worth $5 instead of $5000.

  8. Look back at what Pat did in college. Lots of yards and not much else. Pump the brakes KC. He’s not the second coming.

  9. Oh gosh, another fast start for KC only to watch it crash and burn late in the season and playoffs? How many playoff wins do they have again in the last 30 yrs? Nothing but fluffed up stats for this weak team and QB.

  10. thefiesty1 says:
    September 10, 2018 at 1:23 pm
    Look back at what Pat did in college. Lots of yards and not much else. Pump the brakes KC. He’s not the second coming.
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    Mahomes averaged 42 pts. per game the last 2 years at Texas Tech. How can you blame him for not winning? Pretty sure any NCAA coach in America would kill to have a QB with those numbers.

  11. Haters gonna hate…Mahomes has a long way to go, but he is already the best QB in the AFC West and by seasons end I’m quite sure he’ll be in the MVP conversation

  12. joetoronto says:
    September 10, 2018 at 6:50 am
    He could have thrown at least 3 picks, pump the brakes a little.
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    “COULD” have thrown 3 picks. Your boy Carr DID throw three picks…see the difference?

  13. raidernation210 says:
    September 10, 2018 at 11:37 am
    slick50kc says:

    September 10, 2018 at 9:38 am

    joetoronto says:
    September 10, 2018 at 6:50 am
    He could have thrown at least 3 picks, pump the brakes a little.

    —————————

    Carr is the worst QB in the division. If we did this to the Chargers, imagine what we’ll do to the fade.

    _____________________

    1969!! LETS THAT SINK LOSER!!and you can thank the chargers for dropping all those passes because the chefs defense is garbage

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    1983…Pot meet Kettle.

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