What a season Mahomes has had. He has quickly become one of the most exciting players to watch in all of sports after his record-setting year.
First, the situation. Mahomes came into the 2018 season after sitting on the bench behind Alex Smith in 2017 for every game except one. Credit to the Chiefs, they put Mahomes in an ideal situation to succeed from day one. He has a great offensive mind at head coach in Andy Reid, and he was able to observe that offense and learn from it before he had to start full-time.
Second, the numbers. This season, Mahomes completed 66.0 percent of his passes for 318.6 passing yards per game and 50 passing touchdowns while throwing 12 interceptions. He carried the ball 60 times for 272 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.
Mahomes is the 7th player in NFL history to throw for 5,000 yards in a season and joined Peyton Manning as just the second player to throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in a season. Meaning in just his second season in the NFL, Mahomes already holds the Chiefs’ franchise record for passing yards and passing touchdowns in a season. Wow.
In his first career playoff start, Mahomes completed 27 of 41 passes for 278 passing yards and a passing touchdown in a win over the Colts in the divisional round. He also had an eight-yard touchdown run.
So far, it appears that Mahomes just may be a generational talent who is great for many years. The future is very, very bright in Kansas City.