The Kansas City Chiefs got back on track in Week 2 as they managed to hold off the Jacksonville Jaguars to pick up their first win of the 2023 NFL season.
It was a low-scoring affair as both defenses were able to keep the quarterbacks in check, but ultimately Patrick Mahomes was able to lead the team to a win.
Mahomes completed 29 of 41 passes for 305 yards and two touchdowns, though he did have one interception.
However, Mahomes and the offense as a whole looked better than they did in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions and that has to give Andy Reid some relief.
Despite the slow start to the season, analysts like Nick Wright aren’t concerned about Mahomes via First Things First.
“If the biggest concern for the Chiefs is the passing game, then I think Patrick Mahomes — a guy who has been called Jordanesque and the greatest player ever — is going to figure it out,” Wright said.
“If the biggest concern for the Chiefs is the passing game, then I think Patrick Mahomes — a guy who has been called Jordanesque and the greatest player ever — is going to figure it out.” — @getnickwright pic.twitter.com/dmJOd6KPjx
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) September 18, 2023
Entering the season, the Chiefs opted to go with a much younger receiver room headlined by players like Kadarius Toney, Skyy Moore, and Rashee Rice.
The youth movement hasn’t quite panned out yet, though Mahomes does have his favorite option in Travis Kelce back in the fold.
Defending Super Bowl champions can be prone to a hangover from the previous season, and while that might be applicable to Kansas City there’s little reason to doubt that they won’t figure it out.
For now, Mahomes seems to be working his way through with his new receiving corps and it’s only a matter of time before they’re clicking on all cylinders again.