Patrick Mahomes believes he could throw a football 100 yards in Mexico City

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Last year, poor field conditions kept the Chiefs from playing in Mexico City against the Rams. This year, the Chiefs will try it again, against the Chargers.

When the Chiefs show up for the contest, quarterback Patrick Mahomes may try to do something that few can.

Via the Kansas City Star, Mahomes told Pardon My Take that he believes he can throw a football 100 yards in Mexico City. His confidence is fueled by the extreme elevation; the football stadium in Mexico City sits 7,200 feet above sea level — nearly 2,000 feet higher than Denver.

“I got to like 80, 83 in Denver,” Mahomes said. “So I can handle the extra 20 [in Mexico City].”

The late Rudy Bukich supposedly could throw the ball 100 yards, not in Mexico City. Bukich never really got a chance to showcase that skill because he played in an era where the cigarette habit kept most players from going long without losing a lung.

37 responses to “Patrick Mahomes believes he could throw a football 100 yards in Mexico City

  1. So could JaMarcus Russell, Kyle Boller and Josh Allen. Maybe if Mahomes could actually win a big game first..

  2. Sure you can, Uncle Rico. Kansas City is at roughly 900′ elevation above sea level. How far can he throw a football there? 70 yards or so (I’m guessing)? If he can get to 80 or so in Denver, with a 5000′ gain in elevation, he could gain a few more yards in Mexico City. Maybe 5 yards or so? I just don’t see the additional (almost) 2000′ up from Denver getting him another 17′ – 20′ on a throw. The physics just don’t work. Even if he may have won state when coach put him in…

  3. To what end? What is he attempting to compensate for? I’m betting Tom Brady can’t. And I don’t want to see him try. Go Patriots!

  4. the part where uncle rico hits napoleon in the face with the steak is absolutely priceless. The way he gleams in glory afterwards…it has to be one of the best 8 seconds in the history of film.

  5. Gravity, not air resistance, is the main force that brings a football back to Earth. You’re not going to see a 20-25% increase in distance just by moving from 5300 feet to 7400 feet in elevation. But, given the level of scientific and numerical literacy in America today, I shouldn’t expect Patrick Mahomes to know any better.

  6. savagestarlight says:
    May 21, 2019 at 2:16 pm
    Not going to hit any receiver 100 yards down the field

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    Andy Reid knows you aren’t thinking that too. That’s why 24 right Green 17 orange cut exists.

  7. For all the jealous haters, he is 1-1 in the playoffs and his only loss what in OT to the GOAT. KC will be just fine for the next 15-20 years.

  8. Haters gonna hate. I watched the kid throw it 69 yds for a TD in Atlanta. I’m not gonna bet against him. That’s my QB! And give him half a defense and watch what happens. Mahomes was clutch in big-time pressure situations all year last season.

  9. savagestarlight says:
    May 21, 2019 at 2:16 pm
    Not going to hit any receiver 100 yards down the field.

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    Unless the Packers are covering…

  10. tylawspick6 says:
    May 21, 2019 at 2:12 pm
    So could JaMarcus Russell, Kyle Boller and Josh Allen. Maybe if Mahomes could actually win a big game first..

    MVP Mahomes played well enough to win EVERY game last year. He was saddled with a terrible defense that is the reason the Chiefs lost.

  11. Mahommes has a really good arm, not a great arm. I’m a Raiders fan, I’ve had the misfortune to watch him closely.

    I’m trying to think of the last guy with elite arm strength who was also an elite QB. Elway and Marino maybe? Has there been someone since those dudes? People say Rodgers has elite arm strength but I don’t see it. Good, not elite. Stafford has elite arm strength but by no means is he an elite QB.

    So… lots of guys with elite arm strength, precious few who have paired it with elite play.

    The said Kyle Boller could throw it 70 yds from his knees. As impressive as that is, it paled in comparison to how ugly his play was. He had elite arm strength and paired it with elite ugliness.

    In my list of Must-have QB attributes, arm strength is WAY down there. Guys like Gannon proved you can have a noodle and still be an MVP-level QB in this league. Montana’s arm was nothing special, but that accuracy… and that MIND of his..

    You have to 1.a) have a near-genius-level mind and 1.b) have pinpoint accuracy short and medium.
    Next up are 2.a) Mental toughness and 2.b) physical toughness followed by 5,6) heart, field leadership, gravitas, etc landing in there in some mixture.

    Then you can start talking about arm strength and mobility.

    Because if you don’t have the first 4 at least, arm strength AND mobility fall somewhere between jack and squat.

    This gets me thinking about that kid Lamar Jackson in BAL. He can heave it 80 yards, easy. Look it up on YouTube. And man, can he run……

    heehee…

  12. Titan says:
    May 21, 2019 at 2:39 pm
    For all the jealous haters, he is 1-1 in the playoffs and his only loss what in OT to the GOAT. KC will be just fine for the next 15-20 years.
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    They can certainly pray for that. Unfortunately for them, their highly mobile QB like to take a lot of risks.

    Guys like that don’t last 10 years. They don’t last 5 years.

    Once he gets the Deshaun Watson/Robert Griffin treatment his whole game’s going to change. Just a matter of time before that sandlot football style gets shut down, one way or another.

    Not wishing it by any means even though he’s a hated rival. Just predicting it based on history and experience.

  13. trubiskyisworsethanCutlerandwillalwaysbeinjured says:
    May 21, 2019 at 2:39 pm
    He won’t be nearly as good without Hill!
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    This is a great point right here.

    KC lost Kareem Hunt and they went 3-3 in their last 6 games after going 9-1 in their first 10.

    Not only have they failed to replace that RB talent, they have nothing that resembles Tyreek Hill on their roster. Their offense is going to look VERY different than it did in the first 10 games of 2018.

    Mahommes will be trying harder to make something happen. I hope his coaches are drilling it into his head: “GET DOWN!!”

  14. At least he has his priorities straight. The “dynasty” that never was. At least the Hawks “dynasty” led to 1 SB victory and 1 SB choke for the ages. All the Chiefs will be remembered for is a flashy QB and a couple of battering criminals.

  15. bvolke says:
    May 21, 2019 at 2:49 pm
    Josh Allen, “Hold my beer.”
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    while impressive the ball landed in the wrong country nowhere close to it’s target.

  16. “I can throw the ball farther than you” = how old is this kid again? 12YO! What kind of childish bull is this out of a 23YO? And since when has ANY NFL play ever called for a pass of over 60yds? Maybe .1% of the time so why is he even bringing it up? OH that’s right, he’s part of the “ME, ME, ME” generation and if you’re not going to talk about “ME” then “I” will!

  17. BTW where’s all of the Tyreek news? Almost 2 weeks and not a word, it looks like the NFL is going to sweep this under the rug! Can’t have the GREAT Mahomes without a RB or his best WR, my god after the way they cried after losing an OT game because they couldn’t play D, if the NFL takes Hill away the Chiefs will be crying about some conspiracy theory the NFL has against them!

  18. Oh quit hating this is just a really good kid running around would you rather only hear the constant stories of hackass’s beating up their girlfriend in a hotel or breaking their kids arm? If you dont like or care about it then dont follow it

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