Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been one of the top quarterback in the NFL for several years now. And even though Mahomes will no longer have one of his favorite targets this season after Tyreek Hill’s departure, Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce thinks the offense is going to be just fine and that his quarterback is only getting better.
When asked about Mahomes’ maturity making Hill’s departure a little bit easier on the offense, the veteran tight end heaped praise on his quarterback, saying “he keeps finding ways to get better.”
“Oh, without a doubt. It’s the whole offense in general,” Kelce said, according to Pro Football Talk. “You put a lot more accountability on the O-line for being together for a whole ‘mother year, having that much chemistry together. And then on top of that, what Pat’s able to do is keep developing. He keeps finding ways to get better as a quarterback. And that, by far, is what’s made this offense take off and go into more of a passing offense than what we’ve had in the past.”
When asked if there were things Mahomes can do now that he wasn’t able to do earlier in his career, Kelce didn’t want to speak on his quarterback’s behalf. But once again, he offered plenty of praise.
“It’s hard to say, man,” Kelce said. “I’ve always thought he’s been one of the smartest guys I’ve ever been around on the football field — whether it’s just playing off natural instincts or actually knowing what the defense is doing. I’ll leave that up to him to tell you.
“But I think his development over the offseasons has got a lot to do with taking it to that next step — whether it’s that next read or understanding what the defense is doing so you know where to go even more precise with the ball instead of just feeling out the defense. I’ve really seen that out of him in this camp more than any.”
It’s safe to say Kelce thinks the offense is in good hands.