Mike Vick worked with Pat Mahomes as a rookie, said, “I’ve never seen that”

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Kansas City General Manager Brett Veach believed in Patrick Mahomes long before the Chiefs decided to trade up for him in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft. But when he really knew he made the right call was when Mahomes showed up to his rookie training camp and wowed Michael Vick.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid invited Vick, whom he coached in Philadelphia, to come to training camp in 2017 and spend some time with the rookies. Veach told PFT Live today that Vick came away amazed by the things Mahomes could do.

“Mike Vick came by for a few days to do some coaching work with our young guys,” Veach recalled. “There were a couple throws Pat made, and I remember being in the film room with Mike and he was like, ‘Did he just do that? I’ve never seen that.’ We were joking, ‘This is Mike Vick!’ A quarterback like Mike Vick says he’s never seen something?”

Vick is one of the most impressive athletes ever to play the quarterback position, so it takes a lot to impress him. But Mahomes did it. And now Mahomes is impressing everyone in the NFL.

42 responses to “Mike Vick worked with Pat Mahomes as a rookie, said, “I’ve never seen that”

  1. “Vick is one of the most impressive athletes ever to play the quarterback position, so it takes a lot to impress him.” Seriously? 1) Vick was at most an impressive runner as a QB and 2) There’s no evidence at all indicating any significance of what he’s impressed by.

  2. I remember when Dan Marino was a rookie. Didn’t start the season, but came in as an injury replacement for Woodley, I believe. Blew everyone away with his quick release and accuracy. the next year, he went to the Super Bowl and everyone said he’ll be back to many of these. Well, despite being a hall of famer, with a hall of fame coach, Marino never made it back. Let’s see how Mahomes does in the next few years.

  3. If Mahomes legacy is the same as Marino, I think he’d be content. Sure he’d like to win a Superbowl or 3, but Marino is still be talked about and is still well known decades after he hung it up.

  4. Loved watching Vick play, don’t get me wrong, but his comment was actually referring to the film room. *Zing*

  5. Vick could throw the ball with either hand. He wasn’t the most accurate passer. But he made some plays with his feet and allowed him to throw the ball. Read about some of the stuff he did at V-Tech.

  6. Pat Mahomes has become must-watch Tv the way i felt about Mike Vick going way back, I’m not going to lie i felt mighty weird looking at the Kansas city schedule this past season making sure i don’t miss a second of their games, Something i had no business doing before that.

    Its no States secret I’m telling you its the Box office Individuals who sell Sports more than the actual Teams themselves because lets face it who was really looking to tuned into Cleveland Cavs games outside of fans in that area code once Lebron left.

  7. I find it humorous that the Bears drafted Trubiscuit with the 2nd overall pick when they could have had Mahomes at 10 or even Watson at 12. Good call, Pace!

  8. grogansheroes says:

    February 28, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    I remember when Dan Marino was a rookie. Didn’t start the season, but came in as an injury replacement for Woodley, I believe. Blew everyone away with his quick release and accuracy. the next year, he went to the Super Bowl and everyone said he’ll be back to many of these. Well, despite being a hall of famer, with a hall of fame coach, Marino never made it back. Let’s see how Mahomes does in the next few years.
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    A quarterback doesn’t win it all on his own but when you have a great qb you have a chance every year because your in the playoff race. Marino only had 2 losing seasons as a starter in his 17 year career, Favre had 2 in 19 years. Not everyone can be Brady and win it all seemingly all the time but when you have a great qb your in the hunt year after year.

  9. Vick was a great athlete, but never a great QB. Mahomes is a freak athletic talent. How well he holds up over the long haul is yet to be determined.

  10. Vick may not have been accurate but man could he throw a pretty spiral. Hed just flick his wrist and throw a perfect spiral that travel 60 or 70 yards without really ever loading up on it.

  11. PhD says:
    February 28, 2019 at 3:09 pm
    “Vick is one of the most impressive athletes ever to play the quarterback position, so it takes a lot to impress him.” Seriously? 1) Vick was at most an impressive runner as a QB and 2) There’s no evidence at all indicating any significance of what he’s impressed by.
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    We’re talking about athleticism. Vick was a pretty good QB, never great, but as an athlete, I don’t think there has ever been a QB with the talents of a young Mike Vick.

  12. Run a multi-state gambling ring in an illegal and violent sport and perhaps one day you, too, will get to give advice to young professional athletes.

  13. exinsidetrader says:
    February 28, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Mahomes lost every big game but one last year.

    Exactly. And that’s the only statistic that matters. Lest we anoint the youngster too soon, let’s see what happens over the next 2-3 seasons.

  14. I agree with the statement that Vick was one of the most impressive athletes to play QB. People forget but Vick had a cannon of a left arm. He wasn’t close to being the best passer in the league but the dude could uncork it.

  15. Can’t really disagree with Vick. In a loss to the Patriots in AFC championship game, Mahomes outplayed Brady. In fact Mahomes did better against that ferocious Patriots defense than Philip Rivers and Jared Goff. If they had Kareem Hunt I think they make the SB.

  16. people with the rose colored glasses when it comes to vick, here are facts people.

    most TDs in a season 21, saw 20 then the rest of his career under 20.

    played 16 games (( 1 )) season.

    he hit over 60 completion % once in his entire career and that was 12 games, could of gone down in the other 4.

    threw for over 3k yards in a season twice. only 2 times and it was hardly over 3k.

    for as much hype as this guy gets he was a bad QB plain and simple. but hey, he could run fast and had a great game once against the skins on monday night.

    here is a bad QB according to all the haters.

    Carr never thrown under 3k yards, never been under 60% completion, been under 20 TDs once last year with 19.

  17. Mahomes had a 60yd pass last year in preseason that was on a rope and I knew the kid had all the tools to be great.

  18. Hes not the best evaluator!Take anything vick says with a grain of salt he once said he was better then tom brady!

  19. exinsidetrader says:
    February 28, 2019 at 4:28 pm
    Mahomes lost every big game but one last year.
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    The offense never scored less than 28 pts in any of those games. But yet you somehow think that Mahomes lost those games? SMDH.

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