November 28, 2023

Patrick Mahomes refuses to throw Chiefs’ receivers under the bus after crucial drops

After Monday evening’s loss to the Eagles, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was requested a number of questions on a number of dropped passes, however he refused to criticize his receivers.

Perhaps the greatest drop was the deep ball to Marquez Valdes-Scantling that might have been a game-winning landing. Mahomes hit Valdes-Scantling in the palms, Valdes-Scantling couldn’t maintain on, and Mahomes mentioned afterward that he wished he had made the catch just a little simpler for his receiver.

“They triple-teamed Travis [Kelce] so I went to the guy that won downfield and Marquez won. He just didn’t come away with the ball. I could probably have thrown it a little shorter, he was that open,” Mahomes mentioned.

Mahomes’ final move, to Justin Watson on fourth-and-25 on the Chiefs’ closing offensive play, hit Watson for what ought to have been a few 27-yard acquire, however the ball went via Watson’s palms. Mahomes mentioned his receivers know he stays assured in them regardless of performs like that.

“They know I’m gonna keep firing it,” Mahomes mentioned. “Usually they’re going to make the plays. It happens.”

Mahomes repeatedly declined to say dropped passes had been the Chiefs’ issues.

“That didn’t just lose the game, there was a lot of stuff that happened,” Mahomes mentioned. “It starts with me. I’ve got to make better throws at certain times.”

Mahomes once more: “I didn’t make good enough passes in certain situations.”

Mahomes credited the Chiefs’ protection for its glorious play this season and mentioned he’s assured the offense can play higher.

“I know how hard the guys work at the end of the day,” Mahomes mentioned. “We’ve had spurts where we’ve played good football offensively. All you can do is go to work and keep getting better.”

Mahomes is continuous to play at an MVP degree, however his receivers want to go to work and get rather a lot higher.