Patrick Mahomes

#15 QB / Kansas City Chiefs / EXP: 0YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 230 lb Age: 22 College: Texas Tech Bye 10

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  • Mahomes will remain in a backup role during Sunday's game against the Jets after head coach Andy Reid reiterated that Alex Smith was the Chiefs' starting quarterback, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports. While some members of the Chiefs' fan base may be clamoring for a change under center after the team lost for the fifth time in six games in Week 12 against Buffalo, Smith isn't completely at fault for Kansas City's demise. Though Smith, who threw 11 touchdowns against no interceptions to key the Chiefs' 5-0 start, has seen his performance taper off dramatically ever since, he's still been adequate over the last six contests, completing 63 percent of his passes and tossing eight touchdowns and four interceptions. With the Chiefs still holding a one-game edge in the AFC West, Reid isn't ready to pull the plug on the battled-tested Smith in favor of the talented, but unproven Mahomes. It still looks like the rookie first-round pick, who was highly impressive in the preseason, may have to wait until 2018 before he gets a fair shake as starter.

  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Shines against Bengals
    By RotoWire Staff

    Mahomes completed 10 of 14 passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 29 yards on three attempts during Saturday's preseason win over Cincinnati. This was another solid showing for Mahomes. The Texas Tech product has now completed 17 of 23 passes for 137 yards and three touchdowns through his first two preseason outings. Mahomes is being groomed as the quarterback of the future, as starting QB Alex Smith has guided the Chiefs to the postseason in three of the past four seasons. As a result, Mahomes is unlikely to see much -- if any -- playing time if things go as planned for Kansas City in 2017. Still, it appears to be a foregone conclusion that Mahomes will beat out Tyler Bray for the No. 2 QB job, and the 2017 first-round selection could emerge as a serviceable fantasy asset in the right matchups if pressed into duty.

  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Working ahead of Bray
    By RotoWire Staff

    Mahomes took the second-string reps at Sunday's practice, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports. Mahomes completed seven of nine passes for 49 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game against San Francisco, while Tyler Bray completed five of eight passes for 63 yards and tossed a pick. The battle for the backup job probably isn't over, but it would be convenient for Kansas City if Mahomes beats out Bray, as the team could then get by with only two quarterbacks on the roster.

  • Mahomes required just four plays to lead the offense to a score during a two-minute drill at practice Saturday, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports. "You want to get off the right foot," said co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. "[Something] that happens in these two-minute drills, when you have to go 75 yards and you need a touchdown to do it, that first play, it's nice when you get a big chunk." Mahomes displayed veteran savvy early in the drive, reportedly looking off the safety and connecting with tight end Ross Travis for a big gain. He required just 1:05 and four plays to turn the two-minute drill into a score and has reportedly grown leaps and bounds since the early portions of his time with the team. "I tell everybody from his very first practice that he had when he came in and was screaming in the huddle what the play was -- and didn't realize he was talking to the defense -- to where he is right now, looking off safeties, it's a huge leap," Nagy said. While Mahomes will likely need to sit at least one season behind starter Alex Smith, the strides he's made early in camp seem to have him in the good graces of the coaches. A year under Smith's tutelage should pay dividends down the road, with Mahomes expected to take over the reins under center in a year or two. Naturally, an injury to Smith could also expedite the process if Mahomes proves capable of handling the duties.

  • Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes: Inks rookie deal
    By RotoWire Staff

    Mahomes signed a four-year, $16.4 million contract with the Chiefs on Monday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports. Mahomes' rookie deal includes a $10 million signing bonus and a fifth-year option. The 10th overall pick of this year's draft, Mahomes is clearly the Chiefs' quarterback of the future, but he's expected to serve as veteran Alex Smith's understudy in the meantime. With Smith currently in the final year of his contract, however, Mahomes' path to Kansas City's starting gig is clear for all to see.

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