Mahomes was the QB4 last season after a QB3 finish in 2020. The Chiefs replaced Tyreek Hill, Byron Pringle and Demarcus Robinson with JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Skyy Moore, so the weapons surrounding Mahomes have changed quite a bit. Quarterbacks tend to drive their own fantasy value so I’m not too worried about the loss of Hill, though it does sting a bit. There is enough talent here for Mahomes to finish in the top-three again this year.
JuJu Smith-Schuster: "This offseason, [Patrick Mahomes and I] have just been working out. Every single day. Pat stays in Dallas. Pat calls. 'Hey we're throwing these days...' A lot of guys did that this offseason. Just building that trust. Over time... we're just building that chemistry."
It might be working. Sweeney went on to tweet the offensive standout of Wednesday was JuJu Smith-Schuster, who caught 3 straight passes from Mahomes to begin a 7-on-7 series. The loudest crowd pop of the day was Mahomes to JuJu in 11-on-11. Safety Juan Thornhill got turned around, leaving JuJu open deep, the tweet went on to say.
Hill wanted out and got his wish. He strengthens the Dolphins wideout corps but takes a notable drop in quarterback with either Tua or Teddy under center. There is also the question of how good Miami's offensive line is even after adding Terron Armstead.
The Chiefs are almost a lock to add to their wide receiver room with either top 50 pick from the Dolphins or their own first rounder. Kansas City is also meeting with Marquez Valdes-Scantling. He is nowhere near Hill in terms of talent, but MVS has excellent speed.
Patrick Mahomes was pulled in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game despite clearing the NFL's concussion protocol after taking a shot to the head because coach Andy Reid felt the Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback needed a break.
Things didn't look good for Mahomes and his owners after taking a big hit and needing help to get off the field. It's great news Mahomes cleared protocol right away, even though he wasn't put back in a game that was already over at that point. The Chiefs offense is struggling, but owners can at least breathe a sigh of relief that it looks like Mahomes should be good to go in Week 8.
Former All-Pro WR Josh Gordon, who is being reinstated, is planning to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs, sources tell ESPN. His agents, Eric Dounn and Matt Leist, confirmed Gordon is headed to Kansas City.
This is a nice landing spot for Gordon who could easily climb to the team's WR2 role, however behind Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Still, the team certainly has a need for a WR2 as Hardman has 11 catches for 107 yards and a TD over the first three weeks and Pringle has a 5-81-1 line over the same span. Gordon is worth grabbing on the waiver wire this week just for being a Chief and having Patrick Mahomes as his QB. Back in 2019 Gordon appeared in 11 games, playing for both the Patriots and Seahawks. Gordon only caught seven passes from Russell Wilson while playing limited snaps, but averaged a robust 19.9 yards per reception. Of course, Gordon's history makes him a risk.