Mahomes, a 22-year-old in his second season, threw for 326 yards and six touchdowns in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 42-37 road win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, further cementing that the team was right to trade Alex Smith. The incredible game by Mahomes, which generated a nearly-perfect passer rating of 154.8, left him with 10 touchdown passes, and no interceptions, so far this season.
“He had a couple good plays you know,” Coach Andy Reid deadpanned to reporters after the game.
Mahomes was drafted out of Texas Tech with the 10th pick of last year’s draft. Based on what he had shown in practice, and in the final game of last year’s regular season, Kansas City decided to trade Smith, who had gone 50-26 for the team over five seasons, to Washington.