Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs is only in his seventh NFL season, but he is already one of the game’s all-time greats.
He is the proud owner of two regular-season MVPs, two Super Bowl MVPs, and two Super Bowl championships, and more hardware is almost certainly on its way in the years to come.
Now, he may have something new to put on his resume — special teams coordinator Dave Toub said recently Mahomes is now the Chiefs’ backup punter.
Mahomes showed off his punting abilities in a recent video posted to the Chiefs’ official Twitter account.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) October 20, 2023
By his standards, Mahomes is having somewhat of a lackluster season, but by general standards, his numbers — a 68.3 percent completion rate, 1,593 passing yards, and 11 passing touchdowns in six games — are solid.
The Chiefs are 5-1, and even though they lack a consistently productive wide receiver, they’re still considered a front-running Super Bowl contender, if not the favorite to win it all this winter.
With their offense leaving something to be desired, their defense has carried them, as they haven’t allowed a single team to score more than 21 points so far this year.
Last week, they held the Denver Broncos to just eight points, and in Week 2, they limited the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are now 5-2, to only nine points, all of them coming on field goals.
There have been whispers that Kansas City may get involved in the trade market before the October 31 deadline in order to bring in a reliable threat at wide receiver, but until then, Mahomes will continue to keep them in the championship conversation.NEXT: Chiefs HC Discusses Mecole Hardman's Status For Sunday