Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes thinks he can throw a football 100 yards in Mexico City
In his first full season as an NFL starter, Patrick Mahomes expanded the limits of what was previously thought possible on the gridiron. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, however, didn’t get to play in Mexico City after a scheduled match south of the border with the Los Angeles Rams was moved to Southern California. But with the Chiefs set for another game in Mexico City this season, Mahomes seems poised to continue broadening the imagination of football fans across the globe.
During a Monday appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast, the NFL’s reigning MVP said that he could “probably” throw a football 100 yards from the high climes of Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium.
“Yeah, I got to like 80, 83 in Denver and then you have to times it by two because it’s like 2 miles above altitude,” Mahomes added, per the Kansas City Star. “So I can handle the extra 20.”
The Denver Broncos’ Mile High Stadium sits 5,280 feet above sea level, just less than 2,000 feet lower than Azteca Stadium. Fortunately, we’ll be able to find out come November 18th if Mahomes lives up to his word, as Kansas City is set to take on the division-rival Los Angeles Chargers, another Super Bowl contender, in Mexico City.
Mahomes was absolutely dominant in 2018, throwing for 5,097 yards, 50 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions while competing 66 percent of his passes, ridiculous numbers only previously reached by Peyton Manning in his historic 2013 campaign. Even more impressive? His wholly unique ability to throw with accurate zip from any platform, into any window, sometimes even without looking, the type of feats that make it seem like Mahomes might not be bluffing about his 100-yard boast.