Former Player Believes Patrick Mahomes Can Achieve Key Goal

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts to winning against Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Stadium on September 17, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida
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Although the Kansas City Chiefs have an 8-3 record, some are a bit doubtful about them when it comes to their chances of winning their third Super Bowl championship in the last five seasons.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who is generally considered the best in the NFL, is putting up somewhat lackluster numbers this season by his standards, and the team still lacks a legitimate threat at wide receiver.

But LeSean McCoy said on FS1’s “Speak” that Mahomes can definitely lead the Chiefs back to the big game, and he cited a big reason — something the Chiefs have never really had going for them in the Mahomes era.

McCoy mentioned the Chiefs defense, which currently ranks fourth in total yards allowed and third in points given up, and said it is taking plenty of pressure off Mahomes and his offensive teammates.

Chris Jones, their star defensive lineman, recently said Kansas City has been so “spoiled” by their offense, but their defense has largely picked up the slack lately.

While tight end Travis Kelce continues to do what he has always done, the departures of Tyreek Hill and JuJu Smith-Schuster have left them without a consistent threat in the passing game other than Kelce.

McCoy, however, said rookie WR Rashee Rice, who has 527 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 11 games, could be developing into that consistent threat.

But the biggest thing McCoy, who won a Super Bowl with Mahomes in 2019, mentioned is the fact that Mahomes “always finds a way” to win.

The biggest thing the Chiefs may have going for them right now is the rest of the AFC looks weakened — Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow is out for the season, while Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews will be out for at least a few weeks with an ankle injury.

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