The Kansas City Chiefs had a rough start against the New Orleans Saints, and Patrick Mahomes gave his squad a pep talk at halftime before an unexpected player made a standout play.
In their first preseason game, Patrick Mahomes was not pleased with his Kansas City Chiefs teammates.
The Super Bowl champion and current MVP unexpectedly entered the game during the opening drive and completed both of his throws before the offense failed to get a first down running the ball.
The Chiefs found themselves down big in the first-half, with the New Orleans Saints dominating them to a 17-0 lead – with Mahomes having words for his teammates.
Mahomes told reporters: “It was good to get out there again and get in the swing of things. I was little pumped up at halftime there. We had to bring the energy level up on the sideline. But I think the guys were responding well. I mean, obviously there are mistakes but guys are learning from it, and I’m excited for these guys in the second half.”
And that seemed to have paid dividends, with the Chiefs being much the better team in the second – being lead by back-up quarterback Shane Buechele.
Buechele has been with the Chiefs for the past two seasons, going into his third year spending most of his time on the practice squad. But with the new rule being added this year which means teams can have three quarterbacks on the roster – Buechele hopes to make prove himself as worthy this preseason.
And when he lead two touchdown drives, no-one was happier to see it than Mahomes.
On one particular play, the undrafted third-year pro was able to evade a Saints pass-rush before scrambling to his right and finding the end zone – in a Mahomes-esque play.
The camera had panned to Mahomes who had been celebrating his back-up quarterback making a big play.