Which NFL Single-Season Records Could Be Broken in 2022?

Which NFL Single-Season Records Could Be Broken in 2022?
Each new season comes with the promise of new and exciting statistical achievements. A single-season record chase is always something fans enjoy tracking. Despite often downplaying personal success, players no doubt want to make an imprint on NFL history by breaking a record if given the chance.  Peyton Manning half-jokingly expressed this sentiment in his […]

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Patrick Mahomes Is Still “The Guy” in the AFC West

The Self-Awareness of Patrick Mahomes

Yes, Patrick Mahomes is coming off playing the worst half of football of his career against Cincinnati. That day, he was playing not to lose the game. He was not his usual playing to win, letting it go self. 

Just today, I saw an article in which Mahomes acknowledged that he did not play the game to win, rather he played not to lose and played tight. This shows that the young man has self-awareness. He understands who he is as a player and what he is about. 

A Change of Scenery 

Most of Mahomes’ targets are gone, with the exception of Travis Kelce. Tyreek Hill is gone, and Mahomes now has to rebuild with Marques Valdes-Scantling and JuJu Smith-Schuster. Neither is coming off of an up-year. Some rookies are being added to the mix as potential weapons for Mahomes as well. 

What is most interesting is the way Andy Reid and General Manager Brett Veach approached acclimating Patrick Mahomes with this new group of receivers. They canceled some offseason activities because they know Mahomes will take care of it. Meaning, that this new group of receivers was going to go work out with Mahomes in Texas. They were going to spend time together, learn the offense, bond, and grow as a unit. 

That is Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers territory. Organizations have not given them the greatest set of receivers year in and year out, but they figured that these quarterbacks could bring the best out of the receivers and more than make do with who they have around them. 

Mahomes Will Take Care of It

When you have that kind of trust in your quarterback, even coming off the worst half of playoff football he has played, that speaks volumes. 

After being at Kansas City training camp once before and asking about a certain issue, someone in the organization told me, “Don’t worry, 15 will take care of it.” That is how they feel about Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City.

2022 Kansas City Chiefs Team Preview

2022 Kansas City Chiefs Team Preview
The Chiefs have had a winning record in every season since Andy Reid took over as head coach in 2013. They’ve been the measuring stick in the league since Patrick Mahomes became the starting quarterback in 2018. Will that level of success continue for Kansas City in an absolutely loaded AFC West? Let’s take a […]

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Re-Drafting the 2017 NFL Draft

Re-Drafting the 2017 NFL Draft
Re-drafting a class years after the fact is always a tricky, but worthwhile exercise. Seeing what players rose and fell and trying to match prospects with team needs at the time and their current careers is fruitful and these articles provide a pretty unique “What If?” scenario that could change the league as we know […]

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Re-Drafting the 2017 NFL Draft

Re-Drafting the 2017 NFL Draft
Re-drafting a class years after the fact is always a tricky, but worthwhile exercise. Seeing what players rose and fell and trying to match prospects with team needs at the time and their current careers is fruitful and these articles provide a pretty unique “What If?” scenario that could change the league as we know […]

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