Andy Reid doesn’t expect Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes to get complacent after great debut season
When you have a debut season as great as the one Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had in 2018, it might be easy to become lax going into your second year.
But Chiefs head coach Andy Reid does not foresee that happening for his young signal-caller.
“He can look at every one of [last season’s plays] and go, ‘I can do this better right here,'” Reid said, according to Adam Teicher of ESPN.com. “[Mike Kafka] and [Eric Bieniemy] have gone through all those and they’ll be able to sit with him and go, ‘What do you think here?’ and then, ‘This is what I think.’ With that, growth takes place if you handle it the right way. He’s wired the right way to handle that. He wants to be a great player and that’s what you do. He’s very open to things.”
Mahomes threw for 5,097 yards, 50 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions while completing 66 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 113.8 en route to a Pro Bowl appearance, a First-Team All-Pro selection and MVP honors this past year.
Chances are, he will never post those types of numbers again at any point during his NFL career but Reid doesn’t think Mahomes is going to be affected by it.
“It is a great growing period from Year 1 to Year 2,” Reid said. “I think he has handled that the right way. A lot of guys don’t. They get complacent. He won’t do that.”
Mahomes, who played his collegiate football at Texas Tech, was originally selected by Kansas City with the 10th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. He spent a year playing behind Alex Smith before taking the reins under center this past season.