Mahomes displayed his arm strength, better touch on his passes and a willingness to stretch the field at OTAs, the Kansas City Star reports. "If you took how he was in the rookie camp and compare it to now, there's no comparison there," said head coach Andy Reid. "He's done a good job against the blitz, which is important for a young guy. I thought yesterday was his best day against the blitz, and that's a positive thing he can take into this off-offseason."

While Mahomes shouldn't challenge Alex Smith for the starting job this season, the rookie gunslinger has instilled confidence in his coaches early in his career. The Texas Tech product should get a season under his belt as a backup to an established veteran, which will put him in a good position to learn as he prepares to take the reins as soon as 2018, or earlier should Smith suffer an injury.

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