Mahomes Doing Things That Haven't Been Done

Patrick Mahomes is doing incredible things, Steve Beuerlein said, and he's making it look easy

Reiter Than You
October 10, 2018 - 8:00 pm

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Patrick Mahomes is only a couple of games into his NFL career, but the league has never seen anything like him. He’s thrown for 1,513 yards and has 16 touchdowns (14 pass, two rush) and two interceptions through five games.

Can the 23-year-old keep this up?

“You really hate to rush to judgment on a kid who’s only got five or six starts under his belt, but the things this guy has done to this point in his career have not been done before – and no one has made it look any easier than he is doing right now,” CBS Sports NFL analyst Steve Beuerlein said on Reiter Than You. “Although I will say this: the last two weeks he has looked human. He didn’t throw a touchdown pass this past week against Jacksonville, and the week before the Denver Broncos had him down until about halfway through the fourth quarter. Then he made a nice comeback.”

Indeed, the Chiefs trailed Denver 23-13 with less than seven minutes to go in the fourth quarter, but Mahomes led a 12-play 75-yard drive and an 8-play 60-yard drive to give Kansas City a 27-23 win.

“That showed, to me, more greatness inside this kid,” Beuerlein said. “He was down, he was dealing with adversity for the first time – and he still was able to rally and bring his team back and make the plays he needed to make to win the ball game.”

Mahomes didn’t play his best against the Jaguars last Sunday, but the Chiefs still led 20-0 at halftime and won 30-14.

“This past week against Jacksonville – the best defense in the league without a doubt – he had his first couple of turnovers of the year with the interceptions, which is going to happen against a good defense,” Beuerlein said. “He didn’t throw any touchdowns, but he still played a pretty efficient game and he made some plays with his feet. That touchdown run he made was a really athletic, great run. He’s showing that he’s the total package, and he’s showing that even when he’s not playing his best, he can find a way to make enough plays to give his team a chance to win. That’s what all the great ones have always been able to do.”

Mahomes will try to give the Chiefs a chance to win against the Patriots this Sunday in Foxboro. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. ET.