Patrick Mahomes is the best quarterback in the world, but can he throw through dimensions?
The answer to that question appears to be yes, at least to the naked eye. Mahomes had a typical Mahomes-ian game against the lowly New York Jets on Sunday, as the Chiefs advanced to 7-1 behind five touchdown passes from their former MVP. One throw in particular made next to no sense when watched on instant replay, if only due to the angle it was shot at.
Did Mahomes actually throw the ball through a Jets defensive player? No. Would we be surprised if he had achieved what many of us prematurely assumed was impossible? Once again, no.
The Jets were not match for Mahomes and the Chiefs
Consider me in awe, but also a little bit terrified of Mahomes at this point in his NFL career. There’s a reason he just a sign a $500 million contract to stay in Kansas City over the next decade-plus, but he routinely makes throws from angles otherwise never imagined in the first place. If Nathan Peterman is the cellar of the quarterback position, Mahomes is Mount Everest.
Sunday’s matchup was more a friendly for the Chiefs than an actual scheduled competition: The varsity team playing the JV squad just to be nice. New York scored nine points, which is more than most pundits expected, but by the fourth quarter the Chiefs were literally dancing rather than playing defense. It was just that kind of day at Arrowhead.
So, Mahomes willingness to test football physics was perfectly times against the Jets. They’re forever a test subject.