The first touchdown of the 100th season in the NFL’s illustrious history comes by way of the Kansas City Chiefs. On the Chiefs’ first drive of the game, Patrick Mahomes connected with Sammy Watkins for a 68-yard touchdown versus the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Have you heard… THE @CHIEFS ARE BACK!@PatrickMahomes to @SammyWatkins for the 68-yard TD! #KCvsJAX
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Mahomes is picking right back up where he left off in the 2018 season. The third-year quarterback found one of his dangerous weapons in the offense in Watkins to get off to a rapid start in the 2019 season. We’re likely going to see a lot of plays like this from Kansas City this season.
Watkins caught an intermediate route between multiple defenders and just turned on the burners. The speedy receiver expects to have a successful season in his second season with the Chiefs this year.
Prior to the 2018 season, the Chiefs signed Watkins to a three-year, $48 million deal to become a reliable option for Mahomes. Injuries have hindered the veteran receiver’s career but nothing was stopping him from reaching the end zone on this play.
Just as it was in 2018, defenses are going to have a tough time slowing down Kansas City’s offensive attack. Even a defense as talented as Jacksonville has their hands full.
Aside from Watkins, the Chiefs have Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and rookie Mecole Hardman to target in the passing game. Not to mention that they also have Damien Williams and newly-signed running back LeSean McCoy for Mahomes to hand the ball to.
For the Jaguars, they are going to need Nick Foles to work some of his magic to have a chance in this game.