Patrick Mahomes Opening Drive Vs. Jaguars To Be Focus In Highlight Reel

Mahomes did Mahomes things early on in the AFC playoff game


January 21

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had a postseason worth of highlight-reel throws in merely his first drive of the 2022-23 NFL playoffs.

Mahomes carved up the Jacksonville Jaguars defense during Kansas City’s opening possession, which covered 83 yards in 12 plays and spanned exactly six minutes. Mahomes completed 75% of his passes during the drive (6-for-8) with 57 of those 83 yards coming through the air. The superstar signal-caller hit three different pass-catchers including tight end Travis Kelce (three rec., 35 yards), JuJu Smith-Schuster and Kadarius Toney.

And while those stats might be impressive enough, the highlight-worthy throws Mahomes delivered left many shaking their heads.

Among the most noteworthy was Mahomes’ side-arm sling to Smith-Schuster for one of KC’s four first downs through the air:

And then there was a chain-moving jump pass to Kelce down the seam:

Oh yeah, his touchdown pass to Kelce looked incredibly easy, too:

Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence, though, helped the Jaguars answer quickly by tying the game, 7-7, after a five-play, 39-yard romp. Football fans likely are thinking how Saturday’s AFC Division Round Game has the early makings of a memorable playoff tilt.

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