Is there anything Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes can’t do with the ball? From deep throws to shovel passes and no looks, Mahomes seems to be able to make any and every play on the football field.
Even with only five full seasons as a starter in NFL, Mahomes has produced enough spectacular plays to make it hard for a casual fan to pick their favorite one. For Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid, on the other hand, the answer is quite obvious.
Reid recently made an appearance on Pro Football Talk and was asked to pick out his favorite play by Mahomes. The two-time Super Bowl-winning head coach didn’t think much before picking out a left-handed throw from the Week 4 game against the Denver Broncos in the 2018 season.
Mahomes was making just his fifth start as a pro and faced 3rd&5 with the game on the line and the clock winding down. He lost his protection moments after the ball was snapped and was scrambling to make a play with Denver’s pass rushers breathing down his neck.
As the pressure increased and he was about to be sacked by Von Miller, Mahomes managed to get the ball to wideout Tyreek Hill at the last moment with his non-throwing left hand. The drive was kept alive, and the Chiefs would go on to win the game 27-23.
“I think probably the left-handed throw,” Reid told hosts Mike Florio and Chris Simms. “I mean, it’s one thing to do it and mess around with it in practice. It’s another thing (to) make it a legitimate throw. I mean, with the game on the line.”