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Patrick Mahomes‘ NFL profession is one preseason recreation previous, however he is already earned a promotion.

Kansas Metropolis Chiefs head coach Andy Reid indicated Sunday that Mahomes will now be working with the second workforce because the backup quarterback, as Tyler Bray strikes right down to the No. three position.

“It isn’t due to Tyler’s efficiency within the recreation,” Reid stated, in line with Adam Teicher of ESPN. “I assumed he truly did very properly … and Patrick did a pleasant job, too. It provides (Mahomes) a chance to step up and work with that second group and see what he can do there. It isn’t one thing (Tyler) did not do. (Tyler) is enjoying nicely. However Patrick has additionally executed a pleasant job. As a way to step up with that group, Pat would have needed to (make) progress.”

Mahomes was spectacular towards the San Francisco 49ers on Friday, going 7-of-9 for forty nine yards and a landing, however Reid added he was proud of extra than simply his younger quarterback’s numbers.

“It is with the ability to get in and performance within the huddle, nonetheless seeing the defenses and the reads, understanding the calls that he must make to get (out) of hassle in each the run and cross video games,” Reid stated.

Kansas Metropolis made Mahomes a primary-spherical decide this spring to ultimately take over for Alex Smith and it seems to be solely a matter of time earlier than that occurs.