If NFL teams somehow knew what Patrick Mahomes would end up becoming back in the 2017 NFL Draft, he would have definitely gone first overall.
It’s hard to believe now, but Mahomes wasn’t taken until the No. 10 selection by the Kansas Chiefs that year. If the Chiefs hadn’t traded up for him in a blockbuster move with the Buffalo Bills, Mahomes could have fallen even further.
Fast forward six years later. Mahomes is fresh off his second MVP award-winning season and, more importantly, a second Super Bowl championship. Since taking over as the starter in 2018, Mahomes has been far-and-away the best player in football.
During an appearance on “The Rich Eisen Show”, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was asked what made the team draft Mahomes. Reid and then-GM John Dorsey had previously worked with Hall of Famer Brett Favre in Green Bay, and the similarities between Favre and Mahomes were too much for Kansas City to pass up:
“We saw some similarities there…the way he kind of plays like he’s in the backyard. He just has fun doing it, and so there were some similarities there that way…John did all the work of moving up to get him.”
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Reid also gave plenty of credit to Dorsey’s replacement and current Chiefs GM Brett Veach for being locked in on Mahomes from the beginning.
Kansas City has hosted five straight AFC Championships since Mahomes took over as the starter in 2018. They’ve played in three Super Bowls (54, 55 and 57) and have won two of them. Mahomes is 64-16-0 in the regular season with 24,241 career passing yards and 192 touchdowns to go along with his two MVP awards, Super Bowl rings and pair of Super Bowl MVP trophies.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.