Bill Belichick has high praise for Patrick Mahomes
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By brianhines10

As the Patriots prepare for this week’s matchup against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs, they will certainly focus on trying to slow down quarterback Patrick Mahomes, which is quite the task.

No other team has been able to slow down "Showtime" Mahomes so far this season. The Chiefs young gunslinger is completing 63.6 percent of his passes, averaging 8.6 yards per attempt, and has thrown an NFL-high 14 touchdowns to go with just two interceptions. Mahomes has also wowed with his legs, adding two rushing scores and constantly extending plays in fabulous fashion.

Coming off a Thursday Night victory against the Indianapolis Colts, the Patriots have had nearly a week and a half to prepare for Mahomes, and Bill Belichick seems like quite the fan.

"He gets the ball to all of his receivers quick, quick release, sees things quickly, can extend plays," Belichick said, per the Boston Herald. "[He's] got a great arm, got a fabulous arm, can throw the ball out of the stadium. He makes good decisions, accurate, gets the ball out on time."

Throwing the ball downfield has been arguably Mahomes’ strongest capability this season. On throws 15 or more yards downfield, Mahomes is 23 of 43 for 645 yards, five touchdowns, and an interception. That's good for the fourth-best passer rating (127.8) among the 37 quarterbacks who have thrown at least five such...



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