Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid says that rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes will get a chance to work with the second team in practice this week, according to Chiefs beat reporter BJ Kissel.
Mahomes was very solid in the Chiefs’ preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers on Friday night, going 7-of-9 and throwing for 49 yards and a touchdown while registering a passer rating of 126.4.
Kansas City selected Mahomes, who played his college football at Texas Tech University, with the 10th overall pick of the NFL Draft back in April.
The 21-year-old Mahomes spent three years at Texas Tech, becoming a full-time starter in his second season.
He still saw a solid amount of playing time during his freshman campaign, throwing for 1,547 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions while completing 56.8 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 151.2.
However, those numbers paled in comparison to Mahomes’ second year with the Red Raiders, when he finished with 4,653 yards, 36 touchdowns and 15 picks. He completed 63.5 percent of his passes and recorded a passer rating of 147.2. Additionally, he rushed for 456 yards and reached the end zone 10 times on the ground.
Then, during his final collegiate season, Mahomes racked up 5,052 yards, 41 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while posting a completion percentage of 65.7 percent and a passer rating of 157. Also, the 6-foot-3, 230-pounder carried the ball 131 yards for 285 yards and 12 scores.
The Chiefs will play their next preseason game on Saturday when they head on the road to take on the Cincinnati Bengals.
They will open up their regular season on Sunday, Sept. 7, when they head to Foxboro to battle the New England Patriots.