3. Patrick Mahomes’ Legs
Most of Mahomes’ most memorable plays, surprisingly, have come with his legs.
There was the hesitation TD against the Titans, the bull-dozing “You Gotta Hit Me!” score on the 49ers, and the mad dashes on one ankle against the Jaguars and Eagles, just to name a few.
Now, we’ve got the “Ball Don’t Lie.” Late in the game, Mahomes converted a third-down rush but it was overturned by penalty. On 3rd-and-22 on the next play, the two-time Super Bowl MVP let everyone know the previous play was no fluke.
On a day that he threw for just 203 passing yards, Mahomes trusted his legs to make big plays continuously. He’s done that all season, perhaps indicating how little he trusts his receivers.
With 154 rushing yards on 6.7 yards per attempt, the man known for the bazooka arm actually ranks second among all NFL QBs in rushing yards this season, trailing only Lamar Jackson.
It seems like every time the Chiefs need a big play this season, Mahomes is making it with his legs. He’s become a dynamic weapon on the ground and always knows the right time to take off.
That being said, plenty of struggles still need to be addressed through the air.