There is not a lot Patrick Mahomes can do to truly enhance his recreation, not less than that is true when one appears on the numbers and accolades Mahomes has recorded since getting into the league. Mahomes is considered one of simply two quarterbacks to win NFL MVP and Tremendous Bowl MVP in his first three seasons and in addition is the youngest quarterback — and youngest participant ever — in league historical past to perform the feat. 

Mahomes is already on the trail to turning into one of many best quarterbacks the league has ever seen, however he is not glad with the place he is at now regardless of holding the reign of 5 of the ten main passing classes over the past two seasons. As Mahomes and the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs set to take the sector for his or her season opener in opposition to the Houston Texans Thursday night time, he revealed what components of his recreation followers will see a serious distinction — enchancment — in from final season to this one. 

“I feel you are going to see me having the ability to make changes rapidly,” Mahomes mentioned in a convention name Sunday. “Going right into a recreation like this, clearly we performed the Texans on the finish of final yr, however they’d the entire offseason to arrange, particularly for us being that first recreation. 

“You do not know what to anticipate all the way in which. It’s a must to anticipate the surprising and that is what we will attempt to do. We will have a recreation plan for every part, and I’ll attempt to make changes as rapidly as potential so we are able to get off to a quick begin hopefully.”

Nonetheless simply 24 years outdated (he turns 25 subsequent week), Mahomes already has what’s basically the NFL’s model of a triple crown (Tremendous Bowl title, MVP, and NFL MVP). He has thrown for 9,128 yards and 76 touchdowns in opposition to 18 interceptions in his two full seasons as a beginning quarterback (109.6 ranking) and the Chiefs have averaged 32 factors per recreation in his 31 begins — together with scoring over 30 factors 19 occasions and over 40 factors seven occasions.

Mahomes has probably the most passing yards, passing touchdowns, and go completions in league historical past by means of his first 31 begins. In that span, he additionally has the fewest quantity of interceptions and the very best passer ranking in NFL historical past. 

Mahomes has been decided to make enhancements to his recreation, showcasing the need to be nice regardless of all he has achieved since getting into the league. He emphasised that time in an unique interview with CBS Sports activities this summer season as Mahomes searches to achieve his full potential as a quarterback. 

“There’s nonetheless a lot I can enhance. The psychological a part of the sport, you study increasingly more each single yr you are within the NFL, particularly on the quarterback place,” Mahomes mentioned. “You study from reps, you study from seeing totally different stuff, and we perceive defenses are going to maintain throwing totally different stuff at us and fight the stuff we achieve this nicely. 

“I’ll maintain attempting to study as a lot as potential. I’ll maintain to drill within the fundamentals. I actually have solely been enjoying quarterback for six or seven years. It is not like I have been enjoying for a really very long time on the place, so I’ll do no matter I can to attempt to get higher and higher on the fundamentals. 

“When stuff breaks down, I can return to the place I type of realized how one can freestyle play and to let that succeed. I am excited for this problem of attempting to make myself higher and attempting to be the perfect soccer participant I may be.”


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