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Patrick Mahomes’ thoughts on Josh Gordon revealed

Josh Gordon

The Kansas City Chiefs have added Josh Gordon to their potent offense, and apparently Patrick Mahomes is pretty excited about that.

Gordon was reinstated by the NFL on Sept. 24 and agreed to a deal with the Chiefs a few days later. He began with the practice squad and could end up being activated in the near future.

Mahomes is stoked for that possibility.

NBC Sports’ Mike Florio spoke during “Football Night in America” on Sunday about Mahomes’ thoughts on Gordon. Florio relayed thoughts that came from a conversation he had with the Chiefs quarterback.

“Mahomes is also very excited about the prospect of next Sunday night adding receiver Josh Gordon,” Florio said. “Mahomes went on and on about how enthused he is about having this guy on the team about how hard he works about how special he is. And he can’t wait to make him a part of the offense.”

It’s unclear when Gordon will be activated by the Chiefs to play, but we know how hyped Mahomes is for the possibility.

Mahomes passed for five touchdowns on Sunday in a win over the Eagles. He completed 11 passes to Tyreek Hill for 186 yards and three touchdowns. He also has great targets in Travis Kelce and Mecole Hardman. Adding Gordon to the mix will really make the offense even better.

Patrick Mahomes has messages for Chiefs fans following consecutive losses

Patrick Mahomes Chiefs

Chiefs fans are in an unfamiliar position these days: the team has a losing record. Kansas City has become spoiled by its football team in recent years, especially since Patrick Mahomes took over at quarterback. The MVP has proven to be among the best quarterbacks in the league, often being able to score nearly at will. But his Chiefs have lost consecutive close games and are now 1-2.

Following Sunday’s Week 3 loss to the Chargers, Mahomes said that the adversity wasn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Then on Tuesday, Mahomes reiterated his focus. He said that he would keep working.

Those are better messages than the one delivered by Mahomes’ fiancee.

KC visits Philly in Week 4. The Eagles are 1-2 and did not look good on Monday night against Dallas. This should be a game where the Chiefs get things back on track.

Patrick Mahomes owns his Justin Herbert comment after loss

Patrick Mahomes Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes stoked a bit of rivalry with his offseason comments about Justin Herbert. Those remarks ultimately came back to haunt the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback on Sunday.

Mahomes and the Chiefs fell 30-24 to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, with Herbert leading the way. The second-year quarterback threw four touchdowns without an interception, including the game-winning strike to Mike Williams with 32 seconds remaining.

After the game, Mahomes tipped his cap to Herbert — and owned his comments from the offseason.

Remember, Mahomes had made a similar remark when told by a fan to watch out for Herbert. The Chiefs quarterback later said he was just fooling around when he said it, which he was, but the damage was done already.

Herbert isn’t Mahomes yet, but the Chargers quarterback keeps winning games and putting up big numbers. There’s no way Mahomes can’t be impressed and have a ton of respect for his division rival.

Patrick Mahomes’ fiancee Brittany Matthews rips refs over crucial call

Patrick Mahomes Brittany Matthews

The Kansas City Chiefs were on the wrong end of a critical call late in their loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, and Patrick Mahomes’ fiancee was quick to express her frustration with it.

The Chargers were facing 4th-and-9 with 46 seconds left in a 24-24 game when Chiefs cornerback DeAndre Baker was called for pass interference. That gave Los Angeles a first down at the Kansas City 20, and they scored what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown two plays later.

You can see the interference play below:

For some reason, CBS did not show a closer look at the play. Mahomes’ fiancee Brittnay Matthews was at Arrowhead Stadium for the game, and she was disgusted with the call.

The Chiefs actually had the ball with around 2 minutes left and a chance to win, but Mahomes threw a brutal interception to give L.A. the ball at around midfield. He should have never put Kansas City in that position.

Matthews, who welcomed a child with Mahomes earlier this year, has never been shy about expressing her opinion. This certainly isn’t the first time she has gone to bat for Mahomes and his team.

Video: Patrick Mahomes throws INT on no-look pass

Patrick Mahomes no look

Patrick Mahomes has made the no-look pass popular since he became a star at the NFL level, but we were reminded on Sunday that the play doesn’t always yield an outstanding result.

Mahomes threw an early interception against the Los Angeles Chargers that went off the hands of Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Marcus Kemp. The pass looked like it should have been caught, but it is possible it caught Kemp by surprise. Why? Because Mahomes wasn’t looking at Kemp when he released the ball.

Here’s the video:

Mahomes is used to the no-look pass working out. In fact, he has been so successful with it that it was even included in a video game. If Kemp didn’t know the ball was coming to him, he will next time.

Video: Jackson Mahomes pours water on Ravens fan after loss

Jackson Mahomes water Ravens fan

Jackson Mahomes seemed to be irritated after the Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.

One Instagram user captured a video that showed Mahomes pouring a bottle of water on a Ravens fan sitting below him in the stands at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.

The video took place after the Ravens forced a Chiefs fumble and then converted on a great fourth down to win the game 36-35.

Jackson is the younger brother of Kansas City star QB Patrick. Jackson has a big social media presence and likes to boast with the confidence of a Super Bowl winner, even though he himself hasn’t played any snaps. He seemed like a bad sport after that heartbreaking defeat.

Look: Patrick Mahomes takes in Texas Tech win over Houston

Patrick Mahomes Texas Tech

Texas Tech beat Houston on Saturday for its first win of the season, and none other than Patrick Mahomes was there to witness it.

Mahomes arrived at NRG Stadium in Houston to watch his alma mater take on the Cougars. He was there with his brother Jackson and wife Brittany.

Texas Tech got down 14-0 after the first quarter and trailed 21-7 at halftime. But then things changed.

The Red Raiders outscored Houston 31-0 in the second half and won 38-21.

A huge turning point came on Texas Tech’s pick-six in the third quarter to tie the game. Mahomes was pumped up for the play:

The NFL has the week off before beginning play next week. Mahomes’ Chiefs open up at home against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1. Until then, the former Super Bowl champion is going to enjoy watching Texas Tech play.

Andy Reid explains why Patrick Mahomes is playing so much in preseason

Patrick Mahomes Chiefs

Many NFL teams are barely playing their starting quarterbacks during preseason, if at all. The exceptions are generally limited to quarterbacks who are competing for the starting job, but those entrenched in their roles aren’t getting many in-game reps.

The exception to this is Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes played 33 snaps in the Chiefs’ second preseason game against Arizona, a huge amount for a starting quarterback, especially one coming off an offseason toe surgery.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who has always favored playing quarterbacks regularly during preseason, said the biggest reason behind Mahomes’ workload is a desire for both Mahomes and the offensive line to get used to each other.

“I think it’s good for Pat, but I also think it’s good for the offensive line and Pat to see how that’s going to work and get a feel for them, and for them to get a feel for him likewise,” Reid said Monday, via Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports. “We’ve got some young guys, so I left them in with Chad (Henne) so they could get a little bit more extended work there. We’ve got two veterans on the left side, but all five of them are new, so you need to play and this gives us that opportunity.”

Reid raises a good point. The Chiefs have completely overhauled their offensive line, which struggled down the stretch in 2020. The team parted ways with just about the entire line and brought in the likes of Orlando Brown Jr. and Joe Thuney, as well as rookie Creed Humphrey, to reinforce things. It may work, but Mahomes needs to gain familiarity with them and vice versa. That’s as good a reason as any to give them all extended reps in preseason.

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Patrick Mahomes says Justin Herbert comment ‘taken out of context’

Patrick Mahomes Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes made headlines over the weekend for when he gave a lighthearted response to some trash talk from a fan, and he took a bit of a swipe at Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert in the process. Mahomes insists that was not his intention.

Mahomes was playing in the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe when a fan told him to “watch out for Justin Herbert next year.” Mahomes confidently replied, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” You can see the video of the exchange here.

In an interview with Jori Epstein of USA Today on Tuesday, Mahomes said he has a “ton of respect” for Herbert. He was really just trying to have some fun with all of the fans who attended the tournament and are supporters of his AFC West rivals.

“Yeah, I think it got taken out of context,” Mahomes said. “I was talking some trash to all those Raiders and Broncos and Chargers fans out there. I have a ton of respect for him as a player.”

Herbert threw for 4,336 yards with 31 touchdowns and — most importantly — just 10 interceptions as a rookie last season. L.A. ended the year on a four-game winning streak. Mahomes says he was just as impressed as everyone else.

“So it was kind of a joking matter that I think blew up on Twitter like most things to do,” the former NFL MVP said.

Very few people thought Mahomes was trying to be disrespectful to Herbert. It was obvious he was just having some fun with a Chargers fan. As for whether Mahomes actually should watch out for Herbert this season, time will tell. What we do know is that Mahomes has a very lofty goal in place for the Chiefs.

Patrick Mahomes had message for fan who warned him about Justin Herbert

Patrick Mahomes Chiefs

Justin Herbert took NFL fans by surprise when he had a great rookie season last year, but are his Los Angeles Chargers ready to challenge the Kansas City Chiefs for the top spot in the AFC West? Patrick Mahomes certainly doesn’t seem too concerned.

Mahomes had a funny exchange with a fan at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe over the weekend. The fan told Mahomes to “watch out for Justin Herbert next year.” Mahomes confidently replied, “I’ll believe it when I see it.”

The Chargers’ future definitly looks bright with Herbert under center. The former Oregon star threw for 4,336 yards with 31 touchdowns and — most importantly — just 10 interceptions as a rookie last season. L.A. ended the year on a four-game winning streak.

All that said, Herbert is no Mahomes. The latter already has an NFL MVP and a Super Bowl title, and two AFC championships under his belt. There’s no reason to think the Chargers are going to unseat the Chiefs anytime soon, especially with the lofty goal Mahomes has in place for 2021.