The NFL has ended his rest, and this September 10 the first game of the regular phase of the 2020-2021 campaign was played. Kansas City ChiefsReigning champions, they opened the calendar on the first Thursday Night Football against the Houston Texans, achieving their first victory in defense of the title. The party’s reflectors were clearly on Patrick Mahomes. The quarterback is the great leader of the moment that the team is living, and has started the campaign breaking records.
Patrick Mahomes seems predestined for great things. For years, quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees have commanded the NFL with their great performances, but the old guard seems to be in its final stretch, and the new breed of quarterbacks is already in the league. The star player of Kansas City Chiefs He is perhaps the player with the best present and aims to be the maximum star of the future.
Great start for Patrick Mahomes
Mahomes had a brilliant performance Thursday against the Houston Texans. As expected, the attack of the Chiefs it was superior to any approach from the Southerners, and the quarterback created a great partnership with rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The QB bet on short passes in the game, completing 24 shots for a 211-yard drive. The longest pass he made in the game was 19 yards.
While these numbers don’t seem like a big deal, the quarterback’s weight became visible with his lethality in the red zone. The star player, recently renewed for a figure close to 500 million dollars (record contract), completed 3 passes to touchdown in his first appearance of the season. His red zone shipments did not exceed 6 yards, but they were decisive actions that led Kansas City to its first win and 10th game without losing.
New record for the QB
It is only played the first week of the NFL and Patrick Mahomes it already has brands in its name. In his third season as a professional, the quarterback added his third season start with at least 3 passes to a touchdown, becoming the first quarterback in league history to achieve this figure. It will undoubtedly be a year of many records for the 24-year-old, in his quest for the revalidation of the championship title.