Patrick Mahomes sure appeared as though he was all set. The one-time MVP, Super Bowl champion and four-time Pro Bowler knew all about it in his brief time frame on the field.
Mahomes tossed for 60 yards and a score on Kansas City’s most memorable belonging, then looked as the Chiefs lost to the Chicago Bears 19-14 in the preseason opener Saturday.
“We did what we should do,” Mahomes said. “We went out there, we had the option to spread the football around, get a variety of folks included and figured out how to get in the end zone.”
The game was the first for Chicago’s Matt Eberflus as a lead trainer. It additionally denoted the re-visitation of Soldier Field for ancestor Matt Nagy, presently the Chiefs’ quarterbacks mentor. He was terminated in January in the wake of driving the Bears to a 34-31 record in four seasons, then, at that point, rejoined with Andy Reid after beforehand working for him in Philadelphia and Kansas City.Reid said the mentors let him know he could get an open door assuming that he looked great rehearsing kicks during warmups.
“Pregame went pretty well, and I got the open door and it went down the center,” he said. “That was magnificent.”
Mahomes experienced no difficulty playing on a cleaved up field that drew weighty analysis from the leader of the NFL Players Association. He likewise dissected a protection missing its two best players, with linebacker Roquan Smith in an agreement stalemate and the Bears holding out star pass rusher Robert Quinn.
Mahomes was 6 of 7 passing on a 72-yard drive after Chicago went three-and-out on the game’s most memorable belonging. The fruitions were to six unique collectors, which could be a greater amount of the standard after the Chiefs exchanged Tyreek Hill to Miami. Mahomes unloaded the ball off to Blake Bell for a 5-yard TD, covering a 11-play ownership — then tapped out.
“I believe it will come from wherever this year,” he said. “It will be difficult for groups to blueprint against. … I think the folks have sort of embraced that.”Chicago’s Justin Fields, attempting to expand on a flimsy youngster season, was 4 of 7 for 48 yards. He played three belongings before veteran Trevor Siemian supplanted him.
“I figure we can improve at everything,” Fields said. “Coming up ready, executing better. Obviously there were plays where we didn’t execute as well as we needed to, so consistently getting better every single day and continue to stack nowadays.”
Smith ran and extended during warmups and watched the game from the sideline. He declared war this week by opening up to the world about an exchange demand while demanding the Bears were not haggling in that frame of mind on an expansion with his newbie contract terminating after this season. The executives applauded back by eliminating him from the actually incapable to perform list, opening up the chance of fines for missing practices.