Patrick Mahomes is a broken man.
During an episode of ESPN’s Morning Show, Get Up!, former NFL safety and ESPN analyst Ryan Clark took the Kansas Cith Chiefs stud QB to task after their underwhelming 13-7 win over the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium.
“He’s broken; Patrick Mahomes is broken, and he’s broken because he’s the same that he’s always been, and that’s no longer good enough,” Clark explained on Monday, November 8. “It’s time for Patrick Mahomes to pivot, it’s time for Patrick Mahomes to play football in a different way. But sometimes when you’ve been so successful doing one thing, it’s hard to do another, and they are asking the entire Kansas City Chiefs offense to do this.
“[Defenses are] saying ‘become a running football team, be committed to that,’ they’re saying ‘take the check-downs, be committed to that.’ They’re saying, ‘you know what, you will not have the big play against us, so we’re going to make you earn every blade of grass, and we believe you will make a mistake,’ and that’s what’s been happening. This is a boring offense that refuses to be boring to win football games.”
During his press conference earlier this week, Mahomes addressed why he believes the Chiefs are continuing to battle through offensive issues.
“I mean to go back to it, it’s execution. There were plays where guys are open that I’m not hitting, there are plays here and there that we haven’t made a play happen, but that’s it at the end of the day,” Mahomes said. “We’re calling plays, guys are getting open, I got to find those guys, get it to them, they got to catch the ball and move the chains at the end of the day. It’s a thing where it starts with me. I got to be better, I understand that, but I trust in the guys that they’re going to make plays happen. I’m going to keep throwing them the ball and when we run it – I know we have the offensive line and the running backs to do that as well.”
In the last five games, Patrick Mahomes has committed six interceptions. Last week’s game against the Packers was the first time snce week 1 that Patrick Mahomes did not toss a single interception.
While the team has been playing a little bit better, they are still 5-4 and tied for last place in the AFC West. However, they the entire division is up for grabs as all four teams either have 3 or 4 losses.
Mahomes has passed for 2,534 yards (281.6 per game) while completing 65.2% of his passes (236 of 362), with 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.