Mahomes preview foreshadows intriguing era for Chiefs

Jose Verdugo
Diciembre 28, 2017

Reid said with the Chiefs as 4-seed in the AFC playoffs, he would give him the chance to show what he's got.

After the team traded up in the draft to select him - additionally trading away the majority of the team's 2018 draft-Mahomes is the heir apparent to incumbent quarterback Alex Smith, who despite taking the team to the playoffs in four of his five seasons in a Chiefs uniform, will nearly certainly find himself under center in a different uniform next season.

Kansas City has not started a quarterback that it selected in the first round since 1987, back when Todd Blackledge was under center.it has also been 30 years since any quarterback drafted by the Chiefs has won a game for the franchise, either in the regular or postseason.

Kansas City Head Coach Andy Reid announced that former Red Raider Patrick Mahomes will start the season finale for the Chiefs.

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Mahomes will now snap a streak that is even longer. As such, they are taking this opportunity to give Mahomes his first career start. "I'm sure they'll try to play to my strengths a little bit but the offense is a great offense just to be for anybody".

Bonus, since the Chiefs are playing the Broncos you can hear him play right here on 1340 The Fan.

It's widely expected Mahomes takes over the Chiefs starting job next season in place of the 33-year-old Smith, who is wrapping up his fifth season in Kansas City. Still, this is a great chance for Patrick to show what he has against National Football League talent.

As a result, they've made a decision to take a glimpse at their future.

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