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Author: Jon Kuzma
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Most people are probably wondering how Kansas City had a dysfunctional off-season and it’s because of a number of different events that have occurred. Obviously the first thing that comes to mind is Tyreek Hill and the allegations he’s facing (child abuse). Which will likely result in Hill being suspended for a violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
All of that came in the wake of Kareem Hunt’s release because of a video that surfaced of Hunt in an altercation with a woman. So he’s no longer part of the team either and it definitely hurt the Chiefs chances in the postseason. Then you also have to remember that Travis Kelce had ankle surgery and was in a walking boot for the past month and Kansas City is transitioning to a new defensive scheme (4-3). Despite these concerns Patrick Mahomes can be the one constant for Andy Reid’s football team. The reigning MVP racked up 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns in 2018 and proved he’s the centerpiece of this offense. His numbers won’t be as good this year especially if Hill is suspended. However none that matters if Kansas City gets into the playoffs and makes some magic happen. We’ve seen Tom Brady overcome undesirable circumstances in the past and now it’s Mahomes opportunity to do the same. This could be an even more defining moment for his career than winning MVP because there’s so many odds stacked against him. Making it clear we’re going to see exactly what Mahomes is made of but don’t be surprised if he does rise up to expectations. You’re only as good as your quarterback in the NFL and Kansas City has one of the best in the business. Life will be so much easier because of that and he definitely inspires hope in his teammates.
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Kansas City had a dysfunctional off-season but Patrick Mahomes is good enough to save the Chiefs: