Inside the Kansas City Chiefs’ locker room, players have been looking for a nickname for their record-breaking young quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. Tight end Travis Kelce may have settled the issue in the moments after the Chiefs’ 38-27 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
The nickname may or may not stick, but it seems appropriate for the way Mahomes and the Chiefs are scoring points. They rolled to a 35-10 halftime lead by scoring a touchdown on each of their five first-half possessions.nike jerseys nfl cheap
Mahomes threw three touchdown passes, giving him 13 this season for the 3-0 Chiefs. He set the NFL record for touchdown throws in the first three games of a season. Peyton Manning previously held the record with 12 in 2013 while playing with the Denver Broncos.
The Chiefs enjoyed some high-scoring games under former quarterback Alex Smith but not with the consistency they’ve shown the past three weeks. They’re loving every minute of their new life.
“He keeps surprising everybody every single week, even his teammates, and it gets us going, playing with confidence, and that stuff is contagious, and we just keep it rolling from there,” Kelce said.
“Man, it’s a blast, I’m not gonna lie,” Kelce said. “Every single time we come off to the sidelines, everybody’s excited about what just happened on the field. We’ve all never been a part of something like this. … It’s a fun ride right now.”
Just about every eligible Chiefs receiver is getting in on the party. Nine players have at least one touchdown catch through three games and, according to Elias, only the 1997 New England Patriots have been that equitable this early in the season. The Chiefs had seven different players catch a touchdown all of last season.
Chris Conley, Demetrius Harris and Sammy Watkins had the receiving touchdowns against the 49ers.cheap nike nfl jerseys from china
“These guys I have at the receiver position can really get open,” Mahomes said. “It’s hard for teams to have to play every single one of them. I know if I get through my reads, there will be someone open. The offensive line is blocking so well, I can kind of sit in the pocket, get through my whole entire read and find the open guy.”
Mahomes rarely has to squeeze the ball into a tight window. He frequently has receivers plenty open. On some plays, he gets to choose from multiple open receivers.