Patrick Mahomes took the next massive step forward in his maturation as an NFL star quarterback by guiding the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl win. Mahomes put forth impressive performances to push the Chiefs to the top. With the high expectations in tow for the 2020 season, the reigning Super Bowl MVP just sent a strong message to the rest of the NFL.
Chiefs’ busy offseason
The Chiefs are coming off their first Super Bowl win in 50 years. However, the offseason didn’t see them take their foot off the gas as they not only retained their roster talent but improved it.
Kansas City secured their star quarterback to a record-setting 10-year, $503 million extension that keeps him in place for the long haul. Meanwhile, the front office restructured Sammy Watkins’ contract while inking extensions with Chris Jones and Travis Kelce.
The Chiefs may have lost Damien Williams for the season, but the team may have a viable starter in his place with rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire. All that, combined with what Patrick Mahomes just said, has put the rest of the NFL on notice.
Patrick Mahomes has a strong message for the rest of the NFL
Through his first three years in the league, Patrick Mahomes has produced and found success at a record-breaking pace.
Mahomes has become the youngest to win both the regular-season MVP and Super Bowl MVP awards before age 25. In light of all that, the star quarterback believes he can take his game to another level. (H/T CBS Sports)
“There’s still so much I can improve. The mental part of the game, you learn more and more every single year you’re in the NFL, especially at the quarterback position,” Mahomes said. “You learn from reps, you learn from seeing different stuff, and we understand defenses are going to keep throwing different stuff at us and combat the stuff we do so well.
Mahomes continued: “I’m going to keep trying to learn as much as possible. I’m going to keep to drill in the fundamentals. I really have only been playing quarterback for six or seven years. It’s not like I’ve been playing for a very long time at the position, so I’m going to do whatever I can to try and get better and better at the fundamentals.
That alone is a scary sign for the rest of the NFL as he has already established himself as arguably the best quarterback in the game. He’s only two seasons removed from throwing 50 touchdown passes and is coming off guiding the Chiefs to a Super Bowl. Keep in mind, he also voiced that he just learned to read defenses halfway through the 2019 campaign.
The sky is truly the limit for Mahomes for what could be an illustrious career with a chance to vie for being the greatest quarterback of all-time.
Super Bowl or bust in Kansas City for the 2020 season
The bar has been set tremendously high for the Chiefs in the 2020 season after their impressive run to a Super Bowl win.
Patrick Mahomes is the guiding force for the franchise, which only further puts the expectations on them to defend their title. The Chiefs are coming off an offseason where they retained their most prominent free agents while securing crucial players to long-term deals.
Kansas City holds the keys to the Super Bowl in the AFC, which should see intense competition from the Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans, and Houston Texans. However, Mahomes and the Chiefs are the driver’s seat to defend their Super Bowl title. The cards are laid out for Kansas City to be in the mix to play on the grandest stage yet again.