Now might be a great time to recap the situation leading up to the Chiefs drafting Patrick Mahomes with the 10th pick in the 2017 Draft.
Remember, at the time, all the talk was that this was not a good QB draft. The general consensus was Mitch Trubisky was the best available. USA today had him 1. Kiper had him 1. A lot of people really loved Trubisky coming out of North Carolina. Another story for another time will the story of how they got this so wrong…but for this, it was that the consensus best QB was Trubisky. It was interesting leading up to draft day how Trubisky went “flying up the draft board”. There were lots of articles and talk about teams falling in love with him. He was thought to have prototype size, arm strength and brains. When draft day came around, here is how it went down: Continue reading “Patrick Mahomes: Revisiting the 2017 NFL Draft”
The Birth of Kansas City’s first franchise QB since Len Dawson
What we have seen at the start of this 2018 season from Pat Mahomes is real. This isn’t a flash in the pan. It’s not a one hit wonder, a one and done, we aren’t witnessing his “15” minutes of fame. He isn’t on a “streak”. He’s not getting “lucky.” He’s not someone else’s discarded hero. He’s not here to give it one last shot before riding off into the sunset. He’s not in some far away city where football fans are long accustomed to great QB play like Green Bay or Denver…or New England. Continue reading “Patrick Mahomes: Show Me State Sensation Takes NFL by Storm”
The phrase “any given Sunday” has never been more true than in this 2014 NFL season. Well, unless you’re an Oakland Raiders fan. In week 3, the Atlanta Falcons beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14 and the following week the Buccaneers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24. Coming off back to back games with 6 touchdown passes against the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens; Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers laid an egg against the then 1-8 New York Jets and lost 20-13. The Cleveland Browns are 6-4 and one of those losses came to the 1-9 Jacksonville Jaguars. The 7-3 Denver Broncos just suffered their third loss this past weekend against the now 4-6 St. Louis Rams. There are several teams playing outstanding football right now in the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Arizona Cardinals, and Green Bay Packers, but well over half the league is still in the playoff picture and it truly is anyone’s chance at glory!
New Orleans Saints quarterbacks hold QB competitions each day after training camp to test their skills and have a little fun.