Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes hails Kansas City’s WR depth for 2023 NFL Season: “I think we’re deep”

The recently crowned Kansas City Chiefs are already in their full form allowing them to win the Super Bowl trophy in less than four years and repeatedly advance to the AFC championship game with Patrick Mahomes at the helm.

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With a final record of 14-3, including 7-1 at home and 7-2 away from home, the Chiefs are currently ranked in the first queue in the league proving their supremacy over most other teams.

How is the Chiefs’ receiver room in the eye of Patrick Mahomes?

The two-time MVP for the Chiefs is completely confident in his teammate, and the quarterback gave extra praise to the receivers’ room because, in his opinion, it already had everything the team needed to win. He also commended the effort put forth by each team member in the struggle for a spot on the roster.

“I think we’re deep. I think that’s the biggest thing,” he said. “Usually, you have a good feel for kind of who the guys are going to be and everything like that but with this group, it’s like every single guy I could see him making a path to making the team. And so, I mean that’s what you want. You want that competition.”

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Pat also applauded the rookie players for their efforts during OTA and mentioned how hard they had worked.

“I thought even the young guys that have stepped in have stepped in and done a lot of great things and guys from other systems have stepped in and done great things. So, (there’s) a lot of competition in that room will play out through OTAs and camp but I’m happy with where we’re at in that receiving room,” he cited.

Rushee Rice got a special mention in the remark of Mahomes

The quarterback expressed his amazement at Rice’s skill set. Despite being a rookie, the 23-year-old player has much God-given athleticism that many veterans don’t have, according to him. He also claimed that the rookie player is only NFL material and can easily see his future among the best players in the league.

“I could feel where he would sit there and he would listen to guys like Trav, he would listen to Kadarius and those guys would talk and he would get a feel for how he was running the route,” he said. “And obviously, you know he has the explosiveness and the jump ball ability. But the way he was able to kind of feel throughout the zone coverages and pull up in the right spot, that’s more of a veteran-type mindset for a receiver so, I was very excited about that.”

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Kadarius Toney, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Skyy Moore, and Rice are also vying for snaps, but Patrick is optimistic about Rice and believes he will have a significant impact on the offense.

“And now we’ll just continue to work him in here and there and continue to push him to be better and better and he’ll have an impact in this offense this year,” he added.

Being led by Mahomes, who helped the team win the championship ring in the years following 1966, the Kansas City Chiefs are currently the betting favorite for any matchup. Now that the quarterbacks are more confident, the team is poised for another successful campaign.



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