|Date of Birth:||09/17/1995|
|Drafted:||2017 | Round 1 | Pick 10|
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Patrick Mahomes has cleared concussion protocol.
Mahomes is good to go for the AFC title game against the Bills, which is great news for the Chiefs and football fans. It's good to hear Mahomes is back to 100% as he gears up for his third consecutive AFC Championship at home.
Patrick Mahomes (concussion/toe) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Head coach Andy Reid said his starter took all the snaps, which is an obvious tell that he will be good to go on Sunday barring some sort of unforeseen setback. We expect Mahomes might log a full practice to close out the week ahead of the AFC Championship.
Update: Patrick Mahomes (concussion/toe) was officially limited in Wednesday's practice.
Mahomes apparently took all the snaps, but it was more of a walkthrough than an actual practice, so the team labeled him as a limited participant. Still, the superstar quarterback is expected to be cleared to play this weekend assuming there are no setbacks.
Patrick Mahomes (concussion/toe) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
This is obviously a great sign for Mahomes' status for the AFC Championship Game, and it sounds like he'll be out there barring some sort of setback. Participating fully in practice is also a positive for Kansas City in general as they hope to be on point this weekend for what could be a shootout.
Patrick Mahomes (concussion) has been ruled out for the rest of today.
This is tough to hear, with the Chiefs looking to hold on against a surging Browns team in the fourth quarter. Before leaving, Mahomes was 21/30 for 255 yards and one passing touchdown along with three carries for 14 yards and one rushing touchdown. Hopefully Mahomes is feeling better soon and can return next Sunday if Kansas City finishes off today's game and makes it to the AFC title game.
Patrick Mahomes is being evaluated for a concussion.
We were awaiting official word from the Chiefs, as this was a bit of an odd situation. Mahomes did not appear to take any hit to the head, but he came up and appeared dazed before leaving the game on a third-quarter run. The good news is Mahomes was able to jog to the locker room, so we'll see if he can get cleared and return with the Chiefs up 12 points in the third quarter with a trip to the AFC Championship Game on the line.
Patrick Mahomes will not play in Week 17.
The Chiefs have the No. 1 seed in the AFC locked up, but this is still a bit of a surprise considering there may be a bit of rust when Mahomes returns for the Divisional Round. Mahomes’ regular season ends with 4,740 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns, and six interceptions. He also added 62 carries for 308 rushing yards (career high) and two rushing touchdowns.
Patriots-Chiefs will play on Monday night at 7:05 PM ET, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The game will air on CBS, and ESPN's Monday Night Football matchup between the Falcons and Packers has been moved back to 8:50 PM ET. It's great news for fantasy owners that this news is coming before kickoff today, but it might be wise to still have designated replacement options so leagues are prepared for more positive COVID-19 tests pushing the game out of Week 4.
Patriots-Chiefs Week 4 game postponed.
The game, originally scheduled for tomorrow, is expected to be played on Monday or Tuesday. Both Patriots starter Cam Newton and Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta'amu have tested positive for COVID-19, and now we just have to hope both cases are contained to just one player for each team. A larger outbreak like the one in Tennessee with the Titans would create a major problem for the NFL as it looks to play a full 16-game schedule without much interruption.
UPDATE: Patrick Mahomes' contract extension is worth up to $503 million.
This is the biggest contract in sports history, and it surpasses the $426.5 million deal Angels star Mike Trout signed last year among American sports. There are reportedly some opt-outs and a no-trade clause for Mahomes. The bottom line is that Mahomes will remain in Kansas City for years and will make a ton of money in the process.
The Chiefs have signed Patrick Mahomes to a ten-year extension through the 2031 season, according to ESPN.
There is no indication about the dollar amount for Mahomes, but there is a very high chance it will be in accordance with the rising salary cap over the next decade, making the former NFL MVP and Super Bowl champion one of the highest-paid athletes in history. Kansas City will now need to find a way to keep a strong roster around their franchise centerpiece, but they should be contenders for as long as he is under center. From a fantasy perspective, this doesn't really change much at all for Mahomes and the Chiefs passing attack; most view him as the top option at the position in dynasty leagues, and Lamar Jackson just edges him out for most in redraft leagues. It will be fun to see what kind of numbers Mahomes can put up (and trophies he can collect) throughout his career.
Patrick Mahomes (knee) was officially a full participant in today's practice.
It certainly looks like Mahomes is ready to return to the lineup after missing the previous two games for the Chiefs, as he's logged his first full practice since his dislocated kneecap. We'll let you know if Mahomes is listed on the final Week 10 injury report when it's released Friday, but the reigning league MVP is expected to return this Sunday against the Titans.
Patrick Mahomes (knee) is officially inactive for Week 9.
Mahomes is making progress and was listed as questionable ahead of the weekend, but he’s not quite ready to return to the lineup. This is Mahomes’ second consecutive missed game, but there seems to be a decent chance that he returns to the lineup next week versus the Titans. Matt Moore will start today against the Vikings, with Chad Henne backing him up.
Patrick Mahomes (knee) is officially questionable for Week 9.
The expectation is that Matt Moore will make another start, but Mahomes not being ruled out is great sign, and Week 10 seems like it could be a very realistic return date. If Mahomes ends up getting cleared to play this week, he'd probably be more of a low-end QB1 against Minnesota, but he'd provide a definite boost for the skill-position players.
Patrick Mahomes (knee) officially was limited for Thursday's practice.
Mahomes is expected to remain limited in tomorrow's practice, but it'll be interesting to see if he's ruled out ahead of the weekend or is given a chance to face the Vikings on Sunday. The 2018 league MVP appears to be on the doubtful side of things for Week 9.
Patrick Mahomes (knee) was officially limited in today's practice.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid says that Mahomes will do more in practice this week than last week, which is a positive sign. However, the expectation is that Mahomes will miss another game this weekend. Mahomes will likely remain limited all week, but we'll keep you posted on his practice status tomorrow and Friday.
Patrick Mahomes (knee) won't play in Week 8.
Mahomes practicing this week made it seem like he had an outside chance to suit up, but the Chiefs are likely doing the right thing by holding him out just ten days after the injury. In his place, Matt Moore will draw the start as Kansas City looks to pull away in the AFC West, and he is worth considering in two-quarterbacks leagues because of the weapons in Andy Reid's offense. It sounds like Mahomes will have a real shot at returning next week against Minnesota.
Patrick Mahomes (knee) officially remain limited in practice.
Mahomes continues to move around a bit at practice, but tomorrow's release of the final Week 8 injury report will be a stronger indication of whether Mahomes actually has a shot to play on Sunday night. For now, we would think he's not likely to play, but we'll see.
Patrick Mahomes (knee) will practice today.
While Chiefs head coach Andy Reid says that Matt Moore will take the majority of team reps today, he did not rule out Mahomes for this Sunday night against the Packers. Considering it's only Wednesday, Mahomes being on the practice field in even a limited capacity is a huge surprise. Kansas City might ultimately hold out Mahomes for his own good long-term, but don't rule him out for Week 8 just yet.
Patrick Mahomes did not suffer additional damage to his knee, according to NFL Network.
This is great to hear after it was uncertain how much time Mahomes would miss after the ugly injury suffered last night. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and James Palmer report that the MRI on Mahomes' knee confirmed a dislocated kneecap, "but not significant additional damage". The star quarterback is set to get additional opinions, but he's fully expected to return at some point this season. There isn't much history of players returning from dislocated kneecaps to go off of, but Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford missed just a few weeks when he suffered a similar injury in 2009. The Chiefs have a late Week 12 bye week, so perhaps a target return date for the reigning league MVP could be a December 1 matchup with the Raiders in Week 13, which could be a critical game in the AFC West—both the player and the team certainly shouldn't rush this if it could risk further injury. You should obviously hold Mahomes on your fantasy roster unless you desperately need roster space. With Mahomes out, the fantasy value of Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Sammy Watkins, and the entire Chiefs offense probably takes a hit.
UPDATE: The Chiefs have ruled Patrick Mahomes out for the rest of tonight with a knee injury.
This obviously isn't good news, and it appears Mahomes is dealing with a serious knee injury. Before leaving tonight's game, Mahomes 10/11 for 76 yards and a touchdown. Matt Moore is taking over at quarterback for the Chiefs for the rest of tonight, and potentially for the remainder of the season. More information on Mahomes' injury should be available in the next 24-48 hours. We just have to hope it's not as bad as it appears for the reigning league MVP.
Patrick Mahomes leaves game with apparent leg injury.
On a fourth-and-short deep in Denver territory, Mahomes attempted a quarterback sneak and appeared to suffer a right knee injury. He was immediately staying on the ground and pointing to his knee like he knew something was wrong, and a replay appeared to show his knee getting popped back into place. A cart initially came out for Mahomes, but he instead walked to the locker room with help from trainers. Mahomes appeared to be walking pretty smoothly when he got into the tunnel, so hopefully this isn't as serious as it looked at first. Matt Moore is now in the game for the Chiefs.
Patrick Mahomes lights up the Raiders in Week 2.
Mahomes was 30/44 for 443 yards and four touchdowns as the Chiefs improved to 2-0 with a 28-10 win in Oakland. All four of Mahomes touchdowns (and all of Kansas City's points) came in the second quarter—a 44-yarder to a wide-open Demarcus Robinson, a 42-yarder to an open Mecole Hardman on a post, a 27-yarder on a perfect deep ball to Travis Kelce, and a 39-yarder to Robinson. All four touchdowns were shots to the end zone. Mahomes actually missed some wide-open throws and could have had an even bigger game, but the bottom line is last year's league MVP and fantasy MVP is not slowing down at all in 2019. He's clearly the top fantasy quarterback to own again this season.
UPDATE: Patrick Mahomes has returned for the Chiefs.
Mahomes went to get his ankle taped up while the officials sorted out offsetting penalties that included Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack being ejected, and he's back in the game for a replay of third-and-goal. The reigning league MVP is probably less than 100%, but the adrenaline should help him get through this game without much limitation.
Patrick Mahomes limps off against the Jaguars.
Mahomes just took a sack on a third-and-goal and appeared to have his leg rolled up on a bit before limping pretty badly to the sideline. Mahomes is now being evaluated in the medical tent while veteran Matt Moore prepares to enter the game for Kansas City. Hopefully Mahomes is fine, but we'll update you when more information becomes available.
Patrick Mahomes has gained muscle this offseason.
Mahomes told Yahoo Sports that his goal in offseason training was to get in the best shape possible, stating that "the big thing for me this offseason going in was, I wanted to gain muscle but at the same time, cut weight." It appears to have gone as planned, as Mahomes says he weighs the same as he's always been, but recent Instagram posts show that he's become more muscular. The reigning NFL MVP is trying to cut out junk foods and spends about two hours per day training, and he has a goal of being under ten precent body fat by the end of training camp. Mahomes' commitment is not surprising, but it's just something to keep in mind ahead of fantasy drafts later this summer. Statistically, over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns will be tough to replicate; but don't expect Mahomes' play to fall off in 2019.
Patrick Mahomes throws three touchdowns in Chiefs' AFC title game lead.
Mahomes was 16/31 for 295 yards and three touchdowns along with two carries for 11 yards in the tough 37-31 overtime loss to the Patriots. New England put constant pressure on the likely league MVP throughout the game, shutting Kansas City out in the first half. But Mahomes and the offense battled back, putting up 31 second-half points and 24 fourth-quarter points to force overtime; however, they didn't touch the ball after Tom Brady and the Patriots drove down the field on the extra period's opening drive. Mahomes' touchdowns were to Damien Williams (on a nice throw in the flat on a rollout, and then on a screen pass where Williams walked in) and Travis Kelce (on a post route). In under a couple of weeks, Mahomes will likely be crowned NFL MVP after a stellar second season in which he joined Peyton Manning and Brady as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to throw for 50 touchdowns in a season. Mahomes will be the top quarterback in 2019 fantasy drafts, and it's possible he ends up going in the first two rounds because of his scoring upside with so many weapons around him in an Andy Reid offense.
Patrick Mahomes wins first playoff start as Chiefs advance to the AFC title game.
Mahomes was 27/41 for 278 yards along with three carries for eight yards and a touchdown. The All-Pro led Kansas City to 14 quick first-quarter points and 24 points in the first half total, then the Colts did a pretty good job of limiting him in the second half, but overall Mahomes played well in his first playoff start. His one notable bad miss was on a deep corner route to Travis Kelce for a potential touchdown where he didn't set his feet, but he was otherwise accurate and made his usual spectacular throws. Mahomes didn't seem at all phased by the postseason, and he should be locked in with a Super Bowl trip on the line next Sunday against the Patriots or Chargers.
Patrick Mahomes reaches 50 touchdowns in win over the Raiders.
Mahomes was 14/24 for 281 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, also adding two carries for one yard. In the highest-scoring fantasy season of all-time for a quarterback, Mahomes completed 66.0% of his passes for 5,097 yards and a 50:12 touchdown-interception ratio with 60 carries for 272 yards and two more scores on the ground. The Chiefs were able to lock up home-field advantage in the AFC on Sunday, and they will face either the Ravens, Chargers, or Colts in a couple weeks.
Patrick Mahomes throws three touchdowns in Chiefs’ Sunday night loss.
Mahomes was 23/40 for 273 yards and three touchdowns along with three carries for 33 yards. The touchdowns were to Damien Williams, Charcandrick West (on a great side-arm throw while on the run), and Demarcu Robinson (on a dime to the end zone while scrambling to his right). It was another excellent game for Mahomes, coming in a tough Seattle environment, and the loss means he’ll 100% be out there for Week 17 in a game the Chiefs might need to win to lock up the No. 1 seed in the AFC. Mahomes will remain an elite QB1 against the Raiders to end the regular season.
Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs lose on last-second touchdown by the Chargers.
Mahomes was 24/34 for 243 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding two carries for three yards in a 29-28 loss. It looked like it was going to be another phenomenal performance by the golden-armed gunslinger as he threw a couple touchdowns in the first quarter to Demarcus Robinson (five yards) and Darrel Williams (11 yards), but the rest of Kansas City's damage came on the ground, and Los Angeles ended up escaping Arrowhead Stadium with a win. Mahomes doesn't get a cupcake matchup next week in Seattle for another primetime clash, but he obviously remains a top-end QB1 for the fantasy championship.
Patrick Mahomes leads Chiefs' comeback and overtime win against the Ravens.
Mahomes was 35/53 for 377 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the thrilling Week 14 victory for the Chiefs. The first score came early in the game on a corner route to Travis Kelce, then the Ravens did a relatively good job of limiting Kansas City's offense in the second half until Mahomes led a comeback with a game-tying touchdown drive capped by a short touchdown throw to Damien Williams (on a fourth down) to send the game to overtime, which the Chiefs won with a field goal and stop by the defense. Aside from the interception he forced into double coverage down the field, it was a spectacular game for Mahomes, who made clutch plays at the end including an absolute dime to Tyreek Hill on the run to keep the game-tying drive alive. Mahomes also had an amazing no-look, across-his-body pass that he put right on the money. Even with Sammy Watkins (foot) out, this offense is incredibly tough to stop, and Mahomes will remain an obvious elite QB1 this Thursday night against the Chargers.
Patrick Mahomes throws four touchdowns in Chiefs' win.
Mahomes was 23/38 for 295 yards and four touchdowns, and he also led the Chiefs in rushing with nine carries for 52 yards in the Week 13 victory over Oakland. Mahomes' touchdowns were to Travis Kelce (twice), Chris Conley, and Demetrius Harris. Despite the spectacular four-touchdown in which Mahomes threw accurate darts and was great in the red-zone (where all his touchdowns came), there were some plays missed out on—particularly deep balls to Tyreek Hill, one of which probably could be considered a drop. Fantasy owners aren't going to complain about another huge outing, though, and Mahomes is up to 41 touchdowns with four games to play. The Ravens present a tough challenge next week, but Mahomes it too good to leave out of fantasy lineups to open the fantasy playoffs.
Patrick Mahomes throws six touchdowns in Monday night loss.
Mahomes was 33/46 for 478 yards, six touchdowns, three interceptions, and two fumbles lost along with six carries for 28 yards in a 54-51 shootout loss to the Rams. LA got a good amount of pressure on Mahomes and scored two defensive touchdowns, and the young quarterback certainly didn't play a perfect game despite all the eye-popping numbers, but it was another very strong showing and the type of scoring output many fantasy owners expected entering this matchup. At the end of the game, Mahomes had a couple of chances to lead his team to a couple of potential game-winning drives, but the first drive ended on an interception after his arm was hit; and the second drive ended on another interception when he had to try and make a play down the field with time running out. The touchdowns were to Tyreek Hill (twice), Chris Conley (twice), Travis Kelce, and Kareem Hunt, and Mahomes was without Sammy Watkins (foot) for basically the entire game. Mahomes will hopefully get Watkins back after the bye, but he'll remain an elite QB1 for Week 13 against the Raiders regardless.
Patrick Mahomes throws two touchdowns in Chiefs' win.
Mahomes had another really solid game in his outstanding first season as Kansas City's starter, going 21/28 for 249 yards and two touchdowns along with four carries for 21 yards in the win over the Cardinals. Both touchdowns were to Tyreek Hill, with the first coming on a 37-yard touchdown on a deep ball down the middle of the field, and the second was a 14-yard strike to the end zone in tight coverage. This performance was without Sammy Watkins (foot), who is expected to be back for Week 11 against the Rams. Mahomes obviously has monstrous upside in a potential back-and-forth shootout next Monday night.
Patrick Mahomes throws three touchdowns in Chiefs' win.
Mahomes was 23/32 for 375 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception along with two carries for 18 yards against the Browns. The interception came on a desperation attempt at the end of the half where he launched the ball side arm while scrambling to the sideline, so it was really only a turnover in the stat column and didn't affect the game. It was another exceptional game from the young gunslinger, who hit Travis Kelce for two touchdowns on accurate throws to the end zone and Kareem Hunt on a 50-yard screen pass. Mahomes is obviously one of the top fantasy options for Week 10 against the Cardinals.
Patrick Mahomes tosses another four touchdowns in Week 8.
Mahomes was 24/34 for 303 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception against the Broncos. This was Mahomes' third straight four-touchdown game and his fifth of the season, which is simply amazing and shows how good this offense is. Two of Mahomes' touchdowns were to Sammy Watkins on short red-zone passes Watkins took in to the end zone, one was to Travis Kelce on and in-breaking route in the end zone, and one was to a hurdling and bulldozing Kareem Hunt. Through eight games, Mahomes is on pace for 5,052 yards, 52 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions along with 56 carries for 240 yards and four touchdowns. With so many weapons while playing for Andy Reid, Mahomes has a legit shot to hit or exceed those marks.
Patrick Mahomes hangs four touchdowns on the Bengals in 45-10 victory.
Mahomes was 28/39 for 358 yards, four scores, and one interception, also adding four carries for 45 yards. It would have been fun to see what Kansas City could have done offensively if Cincinnati made it somewhat competitive, but fantasy owners certainly won't complain about another huge game from Mahomes. The second-year gunslinger connected with Kareem Hunt twice for six, also finding Demetrius Harris and Tyreek Hill in the red zone for touchdowns. The Chiefs stay home for a Week 8 matchup with the Broncos, so Mahomes remains a high-end QB1 option and perhaps the top play at the position.
Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs fall in a thrilling shootout against the Patriots, 43-40.
Mahomes was 23/36 for 352 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions, also adding two carries for nine yards. The Chiefs were contained in the first half as they had to settle for three field goals and faced a 24-9 deficit at the break, but Mahomes led a second-half explosion with a score to Kareem Hunt (67 yards) and three to Tyreek Hill (14 yards, one yard, 75 yards). The final touchdown pass tied the game at 40-40, but Tom Brady unsurprisingly led a game-winning field goal drive. Overall, Kansas City should be very encouraged that they showed they can go toe-to-toe with Brady and Bill Belichick in Foxborough, and there’s probably a great chance of a rematch in January. Mahomes will be featured again on Sunday Night Football next week against the Bengals, so keep him in fantasy lineups as a high-end QB1.
Patrick Mahomes throws first two interceptions of the season against the Jaguars.
This probably was and will be Mahomes' toughest matchup of the season, but he played well despite the two turnovers, helping move the Chiefs down the field in their Week 6 victory. Mahomes was 22/38 for 313 yards and two interceptions along with four carries for 13 yards and a touchdown. The first interception was an overthrow over the middle to Tyreek Hill, and it was the first interception of Mahomes' career. This obviously slows Mahomes' record touchdown pace to start the season, but there's no reason to panic about him as a great QB1 in fantasy lineups. Look for him to get the ball in the end zone through the air at least once or twice when the Chiefs face the Patriots next Sunday night.
Patrick Mahomes leads the Chiefs to comeback win in Denver.
It was a relatively slow start for Kansas City's electric offense in a tough environment in Mile High, but Mahomes led his team on two fourth-quarter touchdowns drives in a four-point win to improve to 4-0. Mahomes was 28/45 for 304 yards and one touchdown along with three carries for seven yards and a touchdown. Sammy Watkins left the game in the first half with a hamstring injury, and it might've taken Mahomes and the offense time to adjust without him. In the second half, Mahomes scrambled around and made big plays down the field with his arm, and his 192 yards outside the pocket are the most in a game in the last ten seasons. One highlight play was on a left-handed pass that he had to throw with the opposite hand because Von Miller was right on his heels and likely would have stripped the ball if he tried to throw it right-handed. Through four games, Mahomes is on pace for 4,800 passing yards, 56 passing touchdowns, zero interceptions, and four rushing touchdowns. Next week against the Jaguars is a tough matchup, but Mahomes has so many weapons and is playing so well that he's difficult to keep out of fantasy lineups.
Patrick Mahomes tosses three first-half touchdowns as the Chiefs improve to 3-0.
Mahomes missed some throws and didn't lead the Chiefs to any touchdowns in the second half, but overall he had another great outing while spreading the ball to his plethora of weapons. The second-year quarterback was 24/38 for 314 yards and three touchdowns. One score was to Chris Conley on an amazing scramble and flick-of-the-wrist throw while rolling right; the other was to a wide-open Demetrius Harris in middle of the end zone; and the final score was on a quick pass to Sammy Watkins, who broke a couple of tackles on his way to the end zone. Mahomes now has 13 touchdown passes through three games, which is an NFL record. He should obviously remain locked into fantasy lineups for a Monday night matchup against the Broncos in Week 4.
Patrick Mahomes tosses six touchdowns in Chiefs' win.
Mahomes continues to light it up to start the regular season, helping lead Kansas City to a 42-37 win against the Steelers and a 2-0 record. The second-year quarterback was 23/28 for 326 yards and six touchdowns while also adding five carries for 18 rushing yards. After four touchdown passes to open the season, Mahomes now holds the NFL record for touchdown passes in the first two games of the season (10), passing a mark set by Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Charley Johnson. Expecting Mahomes to keep this pace up is obviously a stretch, but he's clearly a very good QB1 option in perhaps the most talented offense in the league. Mahomes has major multi-touchdown upside every week. He gets the 49ers in Week 3.
Patrick Mahomes shines in season opener.
Mahomes was 15/27 for 256 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the 38-28 win over the Chargers. He also rushed five times for 21 yards. The second-year quarterback hit Tyreek Hill on a 58-yard score to open things up, then followed it up with a one-yard gadget play to De'Anthony Thomas, a 36-yard strike to fullback Anthony Sherman, and another one-yard score to Hill. Mahomes will probably be a volatile option in his first full year as the starter, but Andy Reid's offense will certainly make things easier on him, which we saw on Sunday with a couple jet sweeps that were considered passing touchdowns. The gunslinger has QB1 upside once again next week in a potential shootout with the Steelers.
Patrick Mahomes II will start for the Chiefs in 2018.
Kansas City has agreed to trade Alex Smith to Washington, so they are handing the keys to the car off to the talented gunslinger from Texas Tech after one season sitting behind the veteran Smith. Obviously, Mahomes has an upside that's through the roof—both in real life and fantasy. There could be some growing pains, of course, but Mahomes, who has the ability to pick up yardage on the ground in addition to his passing prowess, will have QB1 upside next season. Mahomes will be one of the better quarterback targets late in fantasy drafts this summer, especially if the Chiefs add more help on offense.
Patrick Mahomes gets first career win in Week 17 start.
Mahomes was 22/35 for 284 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the 27-24 victory over Denver. The rookie also rushed seven times for 10 yards. Everyone has seemingly pegged the gunslinger as Andy Reid's starting quarterback in 2018, but if Alex Smith makes a playoff run like he's capable of, there's no reason for them to move on from the veteran. Should Mahomes enter next season as the starter, he'd be a low-end QB1 option in Reid's attack, especially if they get an improvement at wide receiver.
Patrick Mahomes will start for the Chiefs in Week 17.
With Kansas City locked into the four seed in the AFC, Reid is resting his starter Alex Smith and giving the rookie his first-career start in the NFL. Mahomes is an ultra-talented player from Texas Tech, and he'll face the Broncos as the Chiefs get a look at their future franchise quarterback. Especially for those with Smith as their fantasy quarterback, Mahomes is worth a look as a high-upside play in the final week of the regular season. It wouldn't be surprising to see Andy Reid allow the young kid to chuck the ball around the field all game.
Patrick Mahomes II plays great in Chiefs' fourth preseason game.
The talented rookie's deep ball was working, and he was 9/16 for 183 yards and a touchdown in the exhibition versus Tennessee. Mahomes' best throw was when he was scrambling right and launched a perfect 53-yarder while on the run to Demarcus Robinson. Ideally, Mahomes won't make any starts this season and won't have much fantasy value, but he's a very strong quarterback to own in dynasty leagues and might be a fantasy starter if he ends up having to make starts in 2017.
Patrick Mahomes II impresses again in second preseason game.
The rookie quarterback entered the game after Alex Smith and got some time with the first-team offense. Overall, he was 10/14 for 88 yards and two touchdowns, while adding three carries for 29 yards on the ground. Mahomes nearly scored in a 14-yard scramble where he laid out and extended towards the pylon, but he then threw a touchdown after being marked just short. The 10th overall pick would probably have some decent fantasy value if anything were to happen to Alex Smith this year, but Mahomes is a very strong quarterback to own in dynasty leagues.
Patrick Mahomes II has taken over the backup quarterback job for the Chiefs.
It was only a matter of time, as the talented rookie played well in the opening preseason game and is coming along nicely for Kansas City. Alex Smith should not feel the heat, as he's played great, winning football for several seasons now. The Chiefs are not going to bench him for Mahomes outright this season unless he plays very bad and the team is losing games. Mahomes is just a strong option in dynasty leagues for now.
Chiefs rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes II plays well in preseason debut.
The tenth overall pick in the draft was 7/9 for 49 yards and a touchdown. The TD came on a one-yard pass in the third quarter of the game. Mahomes was behind Tyler Bray, but the rookie might be able to take over the backup job at some point this year. Ideally, Alex Smith will stay healthy and start all 16+ games for Kansas City, though.
Andy Reid praises Patrick Mahomes II for his growth.
"If you took how he was in the rookie camp and compared it to now, there’s no comparison there," Reid said of his rookie quarterback. Mahomes has a ton of natural talent and ability, and it's part of why the Chiefs traded halfway up the first round to select him tenth overall in the draft. Alex Smith is locked in as the starter for at least this season, but it's inevitable that Mahomes eventually plays. The gunslinger quarterback probably can't be in a better position than he is. Andy Reid might be the best quarterback coach in the league, and he'll mold Mahomes as he sits behind a great vet in Alex Smith. Mahomes should be looked at as a great dynasty league hold.
Chiefs rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes II was robbed at gunpoint, as reported by CBS 19.
Mahomes was reportedly with three others when he was robbed. Fortunately, the culprits were found and the stolen items were returned. It could have been a lot worse, so thankfully everyone is OK from this situation.
Chiefs trade up 17 spots to select Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II 10th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.
An absolute gunslinger, Mahomes started two seasons for the Red Raiders in an air-it-out, spread offense that has yet to translate to the NFL. That is not to say Mahomes can’t break the mold, though, as he has insane arm strength and seems to have the willingness to be coached despite his improvisational style of play in college. Mahomes completed 65.7% of his passes for 5,052 yards, 41 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions last season for Texas Tech. He'll get to sit and learn behind Alex Smith. Mahomes could not have landed in a better situation with Andy Reid, perhaps the best quarterback coach in the NFL, as his coach.