09 Aug 2019, 00:14 IST
Star quarterback Patrick Mahomes will see enjoying time throughout the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ pre-season opener in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday.
Coach Andy Reid instructed reporters that his plan is to have Mahomes play all the first quarter, adopted by back-up quarterbacks Chad Henne, rookie Kyle Shurmur and Chase Litton.
The transfer is a bit uncommon, given coaches typically choose to take a seat their beginning quarterback for pre-season video games to keep away from risking damage. Reid, nevertheless, has been identified to play his beginning quarterbacks.
He began Donovan McNabb for a sequence or two when he was with the Philadelphia Eagles and solely took McNabb out provided that the offense scored a landing on the primary sequence.
Henne is slated to play the second quarter, whereas Litton will play within the third and undrafted rookie Shurmur will play the fourth quarter, in line with a CBS Sports activities report.
Typically talking, motion may be very restricted for a beginning quarterback who performs within the fourth quarter. Within the 2018 pre-season, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw simply 44 passes, whereas New Orleans Saints sign caller Drew Brees performed in only one pre-season recreation.
Mahomes, 23, threw for 50 touchdowns and 5,097 yards in his first season because the Chiefs’ beginning quarterback in 2018, main the workforce to the AFC Championship whereas he was additionally named the NFL MVP.
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