3 Biggest Losers from Chiefs vs. Jets
1. Patrick Mahomes’ Arm
I’m not at all concerned about Patrick Mahomes the thrower. He’s the most talented QB we’ve ever seen and one poor game does not invalidate an entire career of dominance.
That being said, whew. Last night was the worst we’ve seen Mahomes play since the second half of the AFC Championship game in 2021 as he completed only 18 of 30 passes for 203 yards with one TD and two interceptions.
To his credit, Mahomes immediately took responsibility for the bad throws. You could see him react on the field and he doubled down both in his postgame comments and in radio interviews today.
We saw poor decision-making, surprising miscommunication with Travis Kelce, and throws without enough power as Mahomes struggled. These were all uncharacteristic mistakes and we shouldn’t expect them to move forward, but they were still discouraging to see given the state of the offense the first several weeks.
No one in Kansas City should be worried about Mahomes, but his issues seem to be a symptom of the two other biggest losers on this list. Those problems? They’re a bit more concerning.