With the Chiefs trailing the Raiders 17-0 in October after an uncharacteristically poor start for Kansas City’s offense, Maxx Crosby made the fatal mistake of getting too chippy with Patrick Mahomes.
As seen in Netflix’s Quarterback series released today, Mahomes felt Crosby was taking cheap shots and proceeded to unleash an all-out attack.
“I was already frustrated we weren’t playing at a good enough level that I expected,” Mahomes explains. “And it kind of just snapped.”
“I’m here all day! I’m here all day!”
The Chiefs’ all-world quarterback drove down the field and delivered a TD pass to Travis Kelce, who would catch four on the day, and immediately got in Crosby’s face to let him know he screwed up.
“I’m here all day! I’m here all day!” Mahomes repeated before diving into some choice expletives. Crosby is one of the league’s best pass rushers, but on this day he would have been wise to let sleeping dogs lie.
“All of a sudden,” Mahomes recalls, “I go into that mode where I don’t even know what I’m saying. I’m just kind of blacking out and going crazy.”
Even the two-time MVP knew he’d gone a bit over the top, explaining, “When Coach (Andy) Reid has to grab you and pull you aside, you know you’re going a little too far.”
Despite Reid’s concerns, the outburst proved valuable as the Chiefs would outscore Vegas 30-12 from that point on to win the game and prove Mahomes’ point.
All eight episodes of Quarterback are now streaming on Netflix, providing a behind-the-scenes look into Mahomes’ season that culminated in a Super Bowl trophy.
Perhaps next time, Crosby will know better than to poke the bear.