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Patrick Mahomes praises NFL receivers' struggles—Do we underestimate the challenges these heroes face?

Patrick Mahomes is gripped by the ‘Receiver’ fever even after the snub from Travis Kelce. After last year’s ‘Quarterback’, Netflix is back again with more NFL content. On July 10, the streaming giants dropped their brand new show, ‘Receiver’. In case you are wondering what it’s about, the answer is in the name itself! The show focuses on the wide receivers George Kittle, Justin Jefferson, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Davante Adams, and Deebo Samuel’s 2023 season. With so much on offer, it seems like the Chiefs’ QB can’t wait to unpack it all.

Omaha Productions caught up with Patrick Mahomes after the ‘Receiver’ premiere. When asked about what he was looking forward to the most, Mahomes said he was “excited” to catch how elite WRs like Deebo Samuel and Justin Jefferson run the routes. In the promotional video, he also revealed, “They go up against the best of the best and it’s hard for guys to separate from each other. But the guys that we have are the best of the best. So it will be a lot of fun to watch those guys get after it.” The NFL star wasn’t wrong there!

 
 
 
 
 
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In the show, fans saw behind-the-scenes footage of how Justin Jefferson struggled with a chest injury against the Raiders immediately after his return. Not only that, but Deebo Samuel also broke the silence on why he called James Bradberry “trash” ahead of their clash.

‘Receiver’ gave the fans a close look at the personal life and upbringing of youngsters like Amon Ra St. Brown. Such an up-and-close look at the stars’ human sides made for a fascinating watch! Patrick Mahomes knows exactly what it is like to feature on such a show after 2023’s ‘Quarterback.’ However, not everybody is comfortable putting themselves in such a vulnerable situation. Mahomes’ teammate Travis Kelce had the chance to feature in the 2024 show, but he denied it.

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Travis Kelce reveals why he didn’t star in Netflix’s ‘Receiver’

It’s not a stretch to call Travis Kelce the ‘poster boy’ of the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end already has three Super Bowls in his tally – but that’s not the only reason for his humongous popularity. The 34-year-old is in a relationship with perhaps the biggest pop star in the world – Taylor Swift. Thanks to his association with Swift, Kelce’s popularity has crossed over into the mainstream. So, the Ohio native does not have the opportunity to invest his time in such a revealing Netflix show. “I’m way over the reality sh*t. I’m out on that sh*t,” said Kelce during his ‘New Heights’ podcast.

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Travis isn’t a stranger to reality TV as he starred in his own show, ‘Catching Kelce’ in 2016. Since then, along with his brother Jason Kelce, he has built up one of the biggest podcasts in the world, which is reportedly valued at $100 million. Not just that, Travis is also delving into the world of acting with Ryan Murphy’s ‘Grotesquerie’. On top of that, his merchandise sales got a massive boost during the 2023 season, thanks to his girlfriend Taylor Swift.

Even the former NFL player Marcellus Wiley praised Travis Kelce for declining the Netflix show. While Patrick Mahomes doesn’t mind doing reality TV shows, perhaps Kelce’s brand value is too high for him to appear on a Netflix show.