Football is getting too easy for Patrick Mahomes. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback has been in the NFL for three years, a starter for two of them. In that time, he’s had a 50-touchdown season, two Pro-Bowls, an All-Pro, an MVP, a Super Bowl, and a Super Bowl MVP.
Now he wants to add behind-the-back pass plays to the playbook.
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Could you imagine? The hardest game in football is so easy for someone that they are almost deliberately trying to make it harder for themselves.
Yes, Mahomes believes that it could work as an option fake. So you could argue he’s looking at it as a gimmick play. Something that will work because no one sees it coming. He could either hand the ball off or toss it behind his back to someone.
Let’s be real though, Mahomes is suggesting this because no one else in the league would. So why would any team be expecting it?
The Chiefs are poised to dominate the league for a long time. Mahomes has already established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in football. You could even argue the best. And he has a ton of incredible weapons surrounding him as well.
Now imagine them adding trick plays like this into the playbook. That’s just disrespect at the highest level, and most people are going to eat it up.
The first time the Chiefs pull out the behind-the-back play, people will go nuts, especially if it works.
Now, if it fails, that’s going to just lead to a whole lot of internet bashing of the Chiefs. It comes with the territory, though. And it’s not wise to bet on Mahomes failing in the first place.