Some quarterbacks need the first month of the NFL season to knock off the rust. Patrick Mahomes, however, has proven over the past three years that he comes out of the gate firing on all cylinders.
Since being named the Kansas City Chiefs’ starting quarterback in 2018, Mahomes has a 10-0 record in September. During those 10 games, Mahomes has thrown 32 touchdowns and zero interceptions.
During this Wednesday’s press conference, Mahomes revealed his secret to being so lethal in September. He believes the Chiefs do an extraordinary job of starting Week 1 with a strong sense of urgency.
“I think we just stress the importance of starting the season fast,” Mahomes said. “We have a very tough training camp, as everyone knows, where we really compete and go at it every single day at practice. I think that prepares us to be ready to go from Day One.
“And so, I think just stressing the importance — we’ve kind of came out, in my time at least, with a lot of really good teams up early in the season. And we know that if you lose a game in September, it could cost you at the end of the season as far as seedings if you’re trying to get in the playoffs. So we just stress the importance, knowing we’re playing a lot of good football teams at the beginning of the year.”
Patrick Mahomes: We know if you lose in September, it could cost you for the playoffs. https://t.co/Az2f6XdR3f
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 8, 2021
The Chiefs will start this season at home against the Browns. These two teams met in the playoffs back in January.
We’ll find out on Sunday if Mahomes can stay flawless in September.
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