What Makes the Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce Trio so Deadly?

Published 02/05/2021, 11:53 AM EST
Jan 17, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws against the Cleveland Browns during the first half in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports


Andy Reid-led Kansas City Chiefs sealed a spot in this year’s Super Bowl LV at the Raymond James Stadium with a convincing win over Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship game. The standout performer in that win was star quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The reigning Super Bowl MVP was dealing with a concussion injury in the build-up to that game.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

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

However, he was cleared the NFL’s 5-step concussion protocol and returned to the starting line-up. He went on to throw for 325 yards with 3 passing touchdowns as the Chiefs sealed a comfortable 38-24 win at the Arrowhead. Patrick Mahomes, as expected, has been brilliant all throughout the 2020-21 NFL season.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

He has thrown for 4,800+ yards and 40+ passing touchdowns this season. But a major reason behind his dominance in recent years has been the support he’s gotten from Chiefs teammates, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Let’s take a look as to what this trio one of the deadliest attacking units in the NFL.

DIVE DEEPER

“Greatest Postseason Run in History of Sports” – Analyst Lauds Tom Brady and the Buccaneers

4 months ago

Patrick Mahomes and his offensive partners aiming to retain Super Bowl Trophy

Andy Reid and OC Eric Bieniemy have transformed Kansas City Chiefs into one of the most feared teams in the league. The Chiefs have lost just 4 games over the last two years. A major reason behind their dominance is their offensive prowess. The likes of Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Mecole Hardman, Sammy Watkins, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and others have terrorized NFL defenses in recent times.

The trio of Mahomes, Hill, and Kelce, in particular, have set new standards due to their massive attacking output. Kelce broke George Kittle’s record of most yardage (1,416) by a tight end in a single season earlier this year. Meanwhile, Hill has 1,276 receiving yards to his name along with a career-high stat of 15 receiving touchdowns this season.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The above trick play executed against Lamar Jackson-led Baltimore Ravens is a perfect example of how the Chiefs utilize their star players. The video clearly depicts how NFL defenses target Tyreek Hill on route runs which leaves the door open for the likes of Watkins and Kelce to break through and get in scoring positions down the field.

The rest is down to the individual brilliance of 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes who has the responsibility of making the play resting on his shoulders. The former Texas A&M quarterback is a player who thrives under pressure. Let’s see how he fares against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV this Sunday night.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

Patrick Mahomes Joins Chiefs Teammate Anthony Sherman in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

4 months ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Daniel Arambur

1594 articles

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT