Patrick Mahomes is a broken man….or at least he was. Those were the comments that came from former NFL safety Ryan Clark after the Chiefs 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.”
Last Sunday night, Mahomes proved he wasn’t “broken” when he reeled off 406 yards with 5 TDs in a blowout win against the Raiders. His performance prompted his fiancee, Brittany matthews, to take to Twitter and call him out.
The ESPN analyst is now walking back those comments.
“I said [Patrick Mahomes] was broken and the whole world was like, ‘ahhh you said he was broken,’ you know what, broken stuff gets fixed. But you have to acknowledge that it needs to be fixed, and that’s what Mahomes did last night,” Clark explained earlier this week.
Clark and fellow NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky also explained what Mahomes did in order to have so much success against Las Vegas.
The biggest test to figure out if Mahomes is back is his next matchup against the Super Bowl contending Dallas Cowboys.