I’ve watched a lot of football in my life. I’m sure you have too.
I have no idea how to possibly stop Patrick Mahomes.
But I don’t know if I’ve seen anything quite like Mahomes before. It’s almost as if someone came up with the best attributes of these quarterbacks, mixed them up in a blender ... oh, and they gave him the ability to run too. Because, why not?
At one point in Kansas City’s dominant victory over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3 — easily the most anticipated matchup from this season’s opening stretch — Mahomes completed a touchdown pass using an underhand throw.
At this point, it seems like it’s only a matter of time until he learns how to throw a football as a curveball, bending it at will around defenders. I wouldn’t rule anything out with this guy.
Hopefully you can take a step back and appreciate what we’re seeing from Mahomes right now. It’s special, and it’s unlike pretty much anything that we’ve ever seen before.
I had a little fun on Twitter after Cam Newton’s incredible Week 2 performance. Newton had just thrown for nearly 400 yards, run for 47 more, and nearly led the Patriots to an inconceivable comeback against the Seattle Seahawks. I wrote that the entire Bears front office should have been fired on the spot for not signing Newton to a cheap contract in free agency. Most agreed until a barrage of die-hard Bears fans stormed my mentions to defend “their guy” in Mitchell Trubisky.
Just one week later, Trubisky was benched for good.
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October 18, 2020