Patrick Mahomes: Chiefs select 1st round quarterback for the first time since 1983

Chiefs took Patrick Mahomes in first round of 2017 NFL Draft.

KC get Mahomes, sacrifice is great.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

PHILADELPHIA — They finally did it. Alacrity be damned. After 34 years of negligence, the Kansas City Chiefs selected a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft for the first time since expending the 7th overall pick on Todd Blackledge in 1983. On Thursday night, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid concocted a trade with the Buffalo Bills to move up from No. 27 to No. 10 to purloin Texas Tech star Patrick Mahomes. The intrepid move, however, comes with perusal.

After all, Chiefs officials gave up an awful lot for a 21-year-old who doesn’t figure to see the football field for at least another year or two. Not only did the Bills receive KC’s first round pick on Thursday, they’re gonna get another first-round pick in next year’s draft plus a third-rounder this year.

“Right now Patrick is not absolutely ready to play,” Reid said.

“He’s got some work to do. We have to be patient with him. He’s definitely not a finished product right now. But he has tremendous upside. We think he’ll fit into this offense very well. He’s a good person. He’s intelligent. He’s got great skill. I just think he’ll be a great Kansas City Chief when it’s all said and done.”

Truth be told, it’s probably time for the Chiefs to start thinking about life after Alex Smith who’ll be 33-years-old when training camp starts. The stars are aligned financially. Should KC decide to part ways with Smith before the 2018 season, it’ll only cost $3.6 million in dead money against the salary cap.

Again, the Chiefs gave up alot for Mahomes. Hell, many are questioning if they made the right decision. “Damn this. You’ve got to be kidding me. Patrick MaHomes gets picked over DeShaun Watson? Really?” tweeted ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith. “Why bother working out for these teams!!!”

Do you agree with Smith?

Is the risk too great?

Share your thoughts below.

12 comments

  1. Dakota Ellicott

    For what we gave up in this trade, this “risk” is fantastic. Your taking a guy that has a massive arm that can throw off any platfrom. We still have a pro bowl quarterback that can lead the team. Mahomes is able to improve his footwork and pocket pressence for the next 2 years under a coach that has proven that he can develope QB’s. We only gave up our third this year leaving us with 8 other picks and more than likely a late first round pick next year. We can still make the playoffs again and can still go get the inside linebacker we need and another corner in this deep defensive draft. There are plenty of players in the positions we can add to in the next 2 days.

  2. Jason Jorgenson

    Saw tape on this kid and his talent is ridiculous. He’s got the right mentality and leadership skills to succeed at the highest level. What he needs is good coaching that will help mold him from young and wild gunslinger into a poised and crisp pocket passer that can improvise, make tight and disciplined throws.

  3. I was 7 the last time Chiefs were a in the Super Bowl. That’s a long time. Royals were an expansion team that year. They are 2-2 in the World Series. Chiefs are 1-1 in Super Bowls. 47 years is long time. Hope to see them get there and win one more time before I die.

  4. Christine Hodge

    I watched Patrick Mahomes every chance I got last year. He is a top rate quarterback with great potential in the NFL. Just look at his stats with Texas Tech last year. Wishing him the very best.

  5. Mark McCormick

    Chiefs are a smart franchise and always are competitive but never quite make it over the hump. This was worth the gamble for them to get a guy that could be the best QB in this draft, especially if Alex Smith isn’t going to be the guy to take the offense to the next level

  6. Why didn’t we pick Watson?

  7. Michael Williams

    I am stunned, but this pick is growing on me. Look at Dak Prescott last year, except Mahomes gets to sit, learn and polish some of his footwork and mechanics while Smith maintains the status quo. Reid has a good track record with QBs. I don’t like the cost to move up, but that is the price of admission to move up. They still have 10 picks in this draft and could parlay 2 of them to recoup a 3rd next year possibly. 1st QB we have taken in the 1st round in 34 years. Let the Mahomes and Watson career comparisons begin!

  8. IVE BEEN A LOYAL CHIEFS FAN SINCE 1990 at age 5, I’m 32 now. and I cant explain how disgusted I am with this franchise… JUST COME CLEAN AND SAY THAT YOU DONT LIKE TO DRAFT 💯% AFRICAN AMERICAN QBs!!!! “this is why the great HANK STRAM left.” DESHAUN WATSON WAS RIGHT THERE FOR THE TAKING AND WE DO THIS!!!! I AM SO DIGUSTED WITH YOU GUYS BRUH! THINK OF THE LAST TIME KC EVER DRAFTED A FULL BLOODED AFRICAN AMERICAN QB??? WHEN? ILL WAIT. SMH. I AM SO HAPPY THAT STEPHEN A SMITH BROUGHT THIS UP BECAUSE DESHAUN WATSON IS CLEARLY A BETTER QB THAN PATRICK MAHOMES…

  9. Watson balled on a team FULL OF 5 STARS aka Bama 2 years in a row

  10. One of the worst picks of the draft. Did nobody watch the end of the Texas game?! The kid does not have it upstairs. Deshaun Watson was the only choice at QB this year and two teams passed. Good thing Deshaun is going to a good team where he can be successful.

  11. Richard Parras

    For all the ones that hate or question the Mahomes pick, think of this. Andy Reid, Sean Peyton, Bruce Arians, Ben McAdoo, Bill O’Brien would have all likely taken Mahomes with their first pick if he was available. There must be something there to #5 if some of the NFL’s top offensive minds wanted him over Watson.

  12. Chiefs fucked up…. shouldve took Deshaun Watson

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