The Chiefs kingdom is in complete disarray.
Something is just utterly different with the Chiefs in 2021 and QB Patrick Mahomes is certainly not looking like the unstoppable player we’ve become accustomed to over the past few years. Through seven games, Mahomes has thrown nine interceptions, which combined with two lost fumbles puts him on pace to break his single-season high in total turnovers (17), per Pro Football Reference.
Kansas City’s 3-4 start has them tied for last place in the AFC West. In Week 7’s blowout loss to the Tennessee Titans, Mahomes completed 20 of 35 passes for 201 yards with one interception, and two fumbles. To make matters even worse, he suffered a terrible looking injury in the 4th quarter when he took a nasty hit that had him in the medical tent going through concussion protocol. While he was cleared, he never returned back to the game since it was clear they had no chance to comeback.
Mahomes’ performance in Kansas City’s fourth loss of the season has the fan base turning on him and now a petition has been created to get him benched.
“Through their first 7 games of this season Mahomes has 2093 passing yards and 18 passing touchdowns which isn’t bad, however his 9 interceptions are making him an average quarterback. How can you justify paying an average quarterback $500 million? He is not only stealing money from the Kansas City Chiefs organization, or stealing playing time from the greatest quarterback in the league; Chad Henne, but he is also stealing the dignity from the good people of Kansas City. Just the other week two Chiefs superfans were banned from Arrowhead Stadium for having a heated brawl in the stadium. We have to end this madness.
“What is the solution?” You might ask. The only solution that I see fit is to bench Patrick Mahomes. It’s time to look to the future: Chad Henne. He is more than able and can bring this team back to glory.
We need your help. Sign this petition to help get the attention of the Chiefs organization. We will not be silent. We will not stop until we see action.”
The petition requires just 100 signatures, and as of this writing, it has 83.
Mahomes acknowledged that he needs to have more trust in the playmakers around him.
“At the end of the day, I want to win, and so I try to do whatever I can to win,” Mahomes said. “But you have to believe in the guys around you. You have to know that you can go the long way, you can take the short pass and guys will make guys miss. You can hang in the pocket and make the throws. At the end of the day, I just want to win and whatever that takes, I’m going to try to do. I’ll look at this film, learn from it and try to come out better on Monday night this week.”
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