Patrick Mahomes didn’t have a great performance in the 2021 season. However, even after throwing a career-high 13 interceptions, he still managed to lead the Chiefs to a deep run in the postseason.
Things didn’t end well, as Kansas City eventually lost to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game. Still, it was another year they went far with Mahomes under center. With the 2022 NFL season drawing nearer, all eyes will be on them again.
It will certainly be a different year for Mahomes with a new group of wide receivers as Tyreek Hill left for the Dolphins. However, Travis Kelce believes his quarterback will take his level to new heights.
Travis Kelce Says NFL Will See An Even Better Version Of Patrick Mahomes
“What Pat’s able to do is keep developing. He keeps finding ways to get better as a quarterback,” Kelce said, via Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports. “And that, by far, is what’s made this offense take off and go into more of a passing offense than what we’ve had in the past.
“I’ve always thought he’s been one of the smartest guys I’ve ever been around on the football field — whether it’s just playing off natural instincts or actually knowing what the defense is doing. I’ll leave that up to him to tell you. But I think his development over the offseason has got a lot to do with taking it to that next step, whether it’s that next read or understanding what the defense is doing so you know where to go even more precise with the ball instead of just feeling out the defense.
“I’ve really seen that out of him in this camp more than any. I see it from Pat every game that we play on and off the field. He’s just a competitor, a natural competitor.”
It’s not like Mahomes has anything left to prove, but it will be interesting to see how he performs after big changes in the Chiefs’ WR room. If you ask Kelce, we should only expect to see even better things from him.