“He’s Shown Vulnerability”- Former NFL Man Laments Patrick Mahomes’ Dip in Form

Published 01/08/2021, 3:35 PM EST
Nov 22, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes made his way to the 2018 NFL MVP award in record-breaking fashion. Mahomes threw for 5,097 yards, 50 touchdowns, against just 12 interceptions.

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At present, he is the only quarterback in history to throw for over 5,000 yards in a season in both college football and the NFL. He set the bar pretty high in 2019 by leading the Chiefs to their first-ever Super Bowl title since 1970.

The swashbuckling Mahomes was handed a blockbuster 10-year contract extension in the summer. It is reported to be valued at $500 million (excluding bonuses).

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His performances this season have been consistent. Playing along with the likes of Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, Mahomes led the Chiefs to a 14-2 record this season.

But he seems to have taken his foot off the pedal in recent weeks. LaVar Arrington tells us why.

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Former Washington defensive star LaVar Arrington made an appearance on a recent segment of The Herd with Colin Cowherd. The player-turned-analyst offered his two cents on Super Bowl LIV MVP Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.

He said, “He’s shown vulnerability and I think that teams realize that. I think that they’re playing to, what they believe, is his vulnerabilities.

“So he’s not void of any scrutiny. He’s not untouchable. In fact, he’s not even MVP of the league… Can he do it in the Playoffs? We’ll see.

Nov 29, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) and tight end Travis Kelce (87) his touchdown scored against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

“But still as it stands, they’re a one-loss team and they still don’t seem to be as invincible as they were early on in the year. With that being said, they’re still as dangerous as ever,” Arrington said on the show.

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Mahomes came second behind Deshaun Watson in the passing yards category. He trails veteran QB Aaron Rodgers in the passing touchdowns list. But Mahomes has proven on multiple occasions that he is a big-game player.

After some eye-catching displays in last year’s Playoffs, the Super Bowl LIV MVP will be eager to take things up a notch in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on this one!

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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