Andy Reid has seen along with the rest of the world Pat Mahomes’ strong work on game days and like everyone else, he’s impressed that the Kansas City Chiefs’ first-year starting quarterback has 31 touchdown passes in 10 games.
But it was the quarterback’s work on the other six days of the week that earned the praise of his coach after Mahomes threw two touchdown passes on Sunday to move to 31 and break Len Dawson’s team record of 30 set in 1964.
“He’s had a heck of a year,” Reid said after the Chiefs’ 26-14 victory over the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium that raised their record to 9-1. “He’s playing his heart out. I love the back side of that, the preparation and how he goes about his business there day in and day out . . . He comes out every day and he’s bringing energy and he makes sure he has his things in order when he does that. He’s got a lot on his plate as far as responsibility goes to run the offense and he takes care of that.
“He’s in a position where he can make everybody better around him and he’s doing that.”
SOURCE: Adam Teicher