Andy Reid Reacts to Matt Nagy Helping Patrick Mahomes Cheat His Way Into Kansas City Chiefs During 2017 NFL Draft

Published 12/04/2022, 3:56 PM EST
Jan 24, 2021; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) yells before the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports | Credit: Reuters

Patrick Mahomes recently revealed some very interesting information on the New Heights Podcast with Travis and Jason Kelce. The Chiefs quarterback is leading his team to a potential third franchise Super Bowl this season. However, this fairy-tale Kansas offense could have just been a dream if Patrick Mahomes didn’t do what he did. And HC Andy Reid recently got the smell of it.

Patrick Mahomes recounted how Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy lent a helping hand to the young Texas Tech quarterback. Nagy saw the fire in Mahomes and gave him a heads-up about the possible plays to go over for the Top 30 visit. With the added guidance and the entire night to study the given plays, Patrick impressed a lot of people the next day.


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In a recent press conference, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid got to know about Mahomes’ ingenious back door strategy. “Geez, I didn’t know that,” the Kansas offensive play caller said.


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On being asked if he wanted to redo the draft, Reid replied in his usual jovial style, “man, would have never taken him.” Despite the unfair head-start, Patrick Mahomes did quite well for himself and Andy is probably letting it go this time.

Patrick Mahomes also had a hand in his draft pick

Getting his question sheet a night before the examination wasn’t the only thing Patrick Mahomes revealed on the podcast. Travis Kelce described it best when he said that Mahomes “drafted himself.”


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Patrick Mahomes impressed a lot of teams at the workouts and visits. And everybody wanted those cannon arms leading their offense. However, the youngest NFL MVP always had his mind set on Kansas City.

KANSAS CITY, MO – NOVEMBER 11: Patrick Mahomes #15, quarterback with the Kansas City Chiefs, walked off the field with Andy Reid, head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, after the 26-14 win over the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)

Pat Mahomes did what he had to. He took steps toward ensuring his spot on the roster. After getting to know that other franchises like the New Orleans Saints were interested to pick him, Mahomes decided to give a heads-up to the Chiefs. He asked them to trade up if they wanted him. Mahomes feared that if Kansas doesn’t come up to at least the 12th pick, he might have to go somewhere else. And this finally made Kansas move up to the 10th spot and land the future Super Bowl MVP.


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Everything turned out quite perfectly for the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes. This season has also been equally rewarding for the pair. Mahomes leads the league in touchdowns thrown (29) and has passed for over 3585 yards. That is also the highest amongst the quarterbacks in the NFL right now. The Chiefs look to extend their 5-game winning streak against the 7-4 Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favorites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC, and Formula 1.

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