The Cincinnati Bengals had a lot to say about the Kansas City Chiefs last season. Eventually, Patrick Mahomes and Co. made them pay.
Netflix’s documentary, titled ‘Quarterback’, shed some light on the lives of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, as well as a few others. This is the first real look into Mahomes’ off-field life we’ve ever really received, and it’s an entertaining one.
Prior to the AFC Championship, Mahomes was quoted stating that he wanted to face the Cincinnati Bengals, despite matching up against the Bills better. His reasoning was valid, but frankly a little surprising from the normally tight-lipped QB.
“I think we match up better vs. the Bills, but I want to play the Bengals. I mean, just honestly,” Mahomes said, per Bleacher Report. “I just want to play them because we haven’t beaten them and I’m tired of them talking.”
Patrick Mahomes grew tired of Bengals trash talk
Cincinnati defensive back Eli Apple, along with several other prominent members of the team, coined the term ‘Burrowhead’ when discussing the possibility of facing KC in Arrowhead Stadium. That provided the 2022-23 Chiefs with all the motivation they needed. In a tight affair, Mahomes and Kansas City came out on top.
If that bothered Mahomes, he surely had a lot to think about this offseason. Ja’Marr Chase and Travis Kelce got in a back-and-forth regarding whether Mahomes or Burrow is the best quarterback in the AFC. Mahomes hasn’t said much to the media regarding that subject — and he likely won’t — but behind the scenes, you can be he’s seething and using Chase’s comment as motivation.
Like most great professional athletes, motivation is hard to come by for Mahomes. Any perceived disrespect only adds fuel to the fire. Like Tom Brady before him, Mahomes is on top of the QB charts for now. We’re far past the age of newspaper clippings, but you can bet the star signal-caller is taking note.