Patrick Mahomes has made it a weekly ritual to make a previously thought-to-be-impossible play. He added another ridiculous touchdown pass to his highlight reel on Sunday afternoon.
Mahomes set up for a first-and-goal on the one-yard line after the Kansas City Chiefs marched down the field against the Philadelphia Eagles. Rather than calling for a standard play, head coach Andy Reid devised a unique strategy for his quarterback.
Mahomes took the snap, faked a handoff to Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and rolled to his right. He then returned an underhand pass to Edwards-Helaire, who scored a touchdown for the Chiefs. The score gave Kansas City a 7-3 lead in the first quarter. Take a look at this, via the NFL :
Mahomes goes UNDERHAND. #ChiefsKingdom
— NFL (@NFL) October 3, 2021
This isn’t the first time Mahomes has gone underhanded for a touchdown, and it certainly won’t be the last. He’s one of the few quarterbacks in the league who can make this kind of play on a consistent basis, and Reid is one of the few head coaches willing to call something like this.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise if Mahomes does something special at this point. It’s become somewhat of a habit for the Chiefs quarterback to make absurd plays almost every week. Despite Mahomes’ strong start to the season, the Chiefs have limped to a 1-2 start. The team’s defense has struggled, and Kansas City no longer appears to be the juggernaut it has been in recent years. Both Mahomes and the Chiefs started out hot on Sunday, with the Chiefs taking a first-half lead. They’ll try to beat the Eagles and improve their record to 2-2.