Patrick Mahomes says hard hit in preseason opener is good preparation for regular season

NFL: AUG 13 Preseason - Chiefs at Bears
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Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said before the preseason opener against the Bears that he likes to take a hit in the preseason to help get ready for the regular season. Mission accomplished.

Bears defensive lineman Trevis Gipson drilled Mahomes as he was passing during the game, and Mahomes said that was what he wanted.

I got hit pretty hard,” Mahomes said, via the Kansas City Star. “I wanted that first hit and I got hit hard. He caught me right in the stomach, right between the rib pads, so it was a nice first one to take and it’ll make me better for sure.”

Mahomes said he might have preferred not to get hit that hard.

“I was hoping I was gonna kind of get hit and just fell, just off to the side. Not the direct helmet to the stomach and then him land on me,” Mahomes said. “No, it was a good drive and I’m glad that we got it out of the way and got that touchdown.”

The Chiefs will now hope Mahomes doesn’t take another hit until the games count for real.

15 responses to “Patrick Mahomes says hard hit in preseason opener is good preparation for regular season

  1. I think Tom Brady would disagree with that idea that you need to take a pounding to get ready for the season, and I’m sure Andrew Luck, and RGIII would agree that less abuse is better

  2. It probably is good preparation, because Kermit is going to take a lot of sacks behind that o line!

  3. Haters going to hate but until Denver, Oakland or San Diego knocks them off the Chiefs rule the toughest division in the league.

  4. Top 3 O line in the game he’s not going to get hit near as much as you Chief haters wish

  5. touchback6 says:
    August 16, 2022 at 9:43 am
    That 1 year Dynasty is entering its slow fade stage. Not going to get any better


    I’d settle for a slow fade as opposed to falling off a cliff like the Pats did once Tom walked

  6. Yep,KC is on the downhill slide…. 7 straight playoff appearances, 6 straight AFC West titles, 4 straight championship games, won 2 of them and won a super bowl. 10-6 in the playoffs over that time. They have no one to look up to, and can only join the rest of the league if they were to miss the playoffs. It’s tough being a dynasty with that much winning. No one has don’t it better over the last few years. And we laugh at your envy.

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