Patrick Mahomes: Pat Surtain II has all the talent you could possibly want

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The Chiefs will play the Broncos for the first time this season on Sunday, which means quarterback Patrick Mahomes will get his first chance to square off against rookie cornerback Pat Surtain II.

Surtain has performed well for the Broncos since being selected at No. 9 overall in the spring. He’s recorded 11 passes defensed and three interceptions — two of which came last week against the Chargers. Surtain returned one for a pick-six.

In his Wednesday press conference, Mahomes noted how Surtain plays beyond his experience.

“First off, he’s physically — I mean, he has all the talent you could possibly want,” Mahomes said. “He’s tall, he’s fast, he’s big, he’s physical and then you can tell his dad was a player. You tell those guys that they’re smart, they understand the game, even for a rookie, he has a veteran mindset. He understands what they’re trying to do as a defense. He’s someone you definitely have to know where he’s at every single play and he’s getting better and better each and every week.”

Mahomes has thrown 11 interceptions this year, but the turnovers have gone down in recent weeks with just one pick in the last three games. Still, if Mahomes gets too reckless around Surtain, the rookie will make him pay.

5 responses to “Patrick Mahomes: Pat Surtain II has all the talent you could possibly want

  1. When did the practice of fluffing your upcoming opponent become routine in the NFL?

    I miss the days of “I’m gonna expose the rookie as overrated”

    Instead every week from every team it’s all about how great of a guy the other side is.

    We don’t see this in boxing or UFC

    Only the Nancy Football League.

  2. Translation: He’ll be exposed and exploited this weekend as he’s never faced me, Tyreek, Travis or an Andy Reid game plan before.

  3. It stopped once Bill Belichick started using it as locker room material for players to respond to. I’m all for proving it on the field, and not with your mouth.

  4. therealraider says:
    December 2, 2021 at 10:03 am

    When did the practice of fluffing your upcoming opponent become routine in the NFL?
    I miss the days of “I’m gonna expose the rookie as overrated”
    Instead every week from every team it’s all about how great of a guy the other side is.
    We don’t see this in boxing or UFC
    Only the Nancy Football League.

    “Everyone gets a trophy”. 1997

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