Brady Quinn Praises Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes

The Kansas City quarterback has been a force, and his win at Denver was a "statement game," Brady Quinn says

Reiter Than You
May 20, 2019 - 11:00 pm

As great as quarterback play has been in the NFL this season, Patrick Mahomes has been a cut above. He has thrown for a league-leading 14 touchdowns and is yet to throw an interception.

He has been, in a word, great.

“We’ve got five games on him now. You go back to Week 17 last year, he’s 5-0 as a starting quarterback,” NFL analyst Brady Quinn said on Reiter Than You. “There’s multiple plays you can point out. It’s crazy how fast – and at such an early stage – he diagnoses things that he sees. It’s crazy the different throws he can make from different arm angles.”

Mahomes, 23, had 10 touchdowns in his first two games of the season, has three consecutive 300-yard games, and, against Denver, avoided a sack by flipping the ball to his left hand and shot-putting it to Tyreek Hill for a completion.

“He’s got more completions with his left arm than he does interceptions with his right arm at this point,” Quinn said. “It’s just ridiculous to see what he’s been able to do so far. You could probably make the case that they haven’t played the best teams yet, but this past game against Denver was really kind of a statement game, in my mind. This week will be another tough challenge because they’ve got Jacksonville coming to their house.”

In fact, the Chiefs – one of two remaining unbeaten teams in the league – have a tough month upcoming: against Jacksonville (3-1), at New England (2-2), against Cincinnati (3-1) and a rematch against Denver (2-2).

“I think if they end up being 8-0, this is a Super Bowl-contending team at that point,” Quinn said. “But I just think at some point, he’s going to have a bad game – and at some point, the defense will catch up with them with how poor their defense has played this year.”

The Chiefs rank last in the league in total defense and 25th in scoring defense (28.8 points per game allowed).

Sunday’s kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET.