JuJu Smith-Schuster Oct 23, 2022; Santa Clara, California, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (9) catches a pass for a 45 yard touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs offense is a powerhouse and it may be due to an off-the-field reason. One that might cause Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray to request a trade.

After their win against the San Francisco 49ers, JuJu Smith-Schuster revealed that some top players in the Chiefs offense played Call of Duty: Warzone on Friday.

Smith-Schuster said that he, Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling played Warzone Friday night and won three games out of three. In his explanation, Smith-Schuster said that playing video games together builds chemistry, trust, and improves communication and he isn’t wrong.

While you don’t want to let gaming run your entire life, occasional playing can improve teamwork. Just watch The Office and the Stamford branch at Dunder Mifflin. They play Call of Duty each week for the same desired effect.

Whether or not a team is winning or losing, doing something that’s away from their job can be a way for someone to be better at their job. Fans get on a player being out in public right after a loss and it gives the appearance that they don’t care. But in fact, it could be a way for them to not dwell on negativity and focus on the next game. Even Tom Brady doesn’t study his playbook and watch film 24/7 so if Call of Duty helps out the Chiefs, then keep on doing that.

For reference, Mahomes had 423 passing yards and three touchdowns while the three receivers finished with the most receiving yards on the team. Smith-Schuster had seven catches for 124 yards and a touchdown, Valdes-Scantling was close behind with 111 receiving yards, and Kelce finished with 98 yards. Seemed like it worked this past weekend.

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