ANDY REID WANTS PATRICK MAHOMES TO CHANGE WAY HE PLAYS IN 2024

Patrick Mahomes has made playing quarterback in the NFL look relatively easy since becoming the starter for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018, and yet, Andy Reid still believes the three-time champion can reach another gear. 

While at mandatory minicamp this week, Mahomes revealed that Reid wants him to push the ball downfield a bit more this upcoming season. 

Reid even cracks jokes about Mahomes willingly throwing it to his checkdown.  

"If I don't, he throws little jabs at me like, 'Oh, you want to throw the checkdown here?' I'm like, 'I got you, Coach; we're going to push it.' It has been fun," Mahomes said, via ESPN

Mahomes then told reporters that he's more comfortable than ever playing the quarterback position. That statement should scare opposing defenses everywhere. 

"This is probably the most comfortable I think I've felt of just being able to not let something affect me,'' Mahomes explained. "When you go up against [Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo], you're not going to be right 100 percent of the time, and there's been times where I've lost on blitzes and Spags gets me with the new pressure that he's working on, and I think it's just being able to get the ball out of my hand, get it to the checkdown or wherever that is and then live to play another play.''

In the past two seasons, Mahomes has thrown for 9,433 yards with 68 touchdowns and 26 interceptions. The stat that really matters is that he's undefeated in the playoffs during that stretch. 

As long as Mahomes is playing at an elite level, the Chiefs will have a chance to pull off a three-peat this season. 

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