Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes speaks out on his viral no-look passes
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has wowed people with his no-look passes. Some feel like he gets lucky with the passes, but it’s something he has spent a lot of time practicing. Mahomes said he started working on the passes at Texas Tech with the encouragement of Kliff Kingsbury.
Mahomes added that once he got to the NFL he started doing it while he was running the scout team, and finally Any Reid trusted him to do it.
“It’s stuff that I’ve worked on – that’s the biggest thing. I did no-look stuff when I was in college with Coach Kingsbury, and he would encourage us to do stuff like that. Then, when I got to the NFL with Coach Reid, I started doing it on scout team and he let me do it,” Mahomes said via Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. “He let me go out there, do some of that stuff and just tinker with things. He always says that training camp is the time to throw interceptions and the time to try stuff that you might not try in a game, so he lets us go out there and be who we are and it’s allowed me to have confidence to do those things in games.”
As long as the no-look passes continue to work, he will continue to wow people. If they start resulting in turnovers, the Chiefs coaching staff could tell him it’s time to look at his receivers. The Chiefs play in the Super Bowl on Sunday and maybe Mahomes will pull out a no-look pass on the biggest stage in the world.