The final time Patrick Mahomes stepped on a soccer discipline, he performed the worst sport of his playoff profession and watched the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Mahomes will not neglect the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs getting blown out within the Tremendous Bowl, nor how the workforce did not repeat as champions.
This is not the primary time Mahomes has failed within the NFL, although he is had an incredible quantity of success in his younger profession. The final time Mahomes skilled a grueling playoff exit, the record-setting quarterback rebounded by placing on a playoff efficiency for the ages because the Chiefs received their first Tremendous Bowl title in 50 years.
Is historical past going to repeat itself? Mahomes is utilizing the identical philosophy when he final skilled postseason defeat.
“I feel you must take it again to the primary yr that I began, we misplaced to the Patriots within the AFC Championship Recreation. I imply you must let that stuff inspire you to get higher every day,” Mahomes mentioned on a convention name with reporters Monday. “You look again at that and we had been capable of finding a option to type of flip a change and make ourselves higher and make a run on the Tremendous Bowl the subsequent yr and attempt to have that very same mentality of realizing that we have been there two years in a row now.
“We have received one, misplaced one. We have now to discover a option to get again and attempt to win it.”
Mahomes usually tries to create a giant play so as to get Kansas Metropolis’s offense going. He was responsible of that in Tremendous Bowl LV, because the All-Professional quarterback accomplished simply 53.1% of his passes and threw two interceptions within the 31-9 loss. The 52.3 passer ranking was the bottom of Mahomes’ profession.
As an alternative of hitting house runs and making issues occur, Mahomes vows to take the only and transfer on to the subsequent at-bat.
“There have been instances within the sport the place we’re down within the sport and I’d attempt to scramble to make a play occur,” Mahomes mentioned. “They had been enjoying a whole lot of deep coverages and I most likely may have handed it off on some RPO kind choices that we had. On the finish of the day we simply acquired to execute at a better stage as an offense and I do know the blokes are motivated to return again and do no matter we are able to this offseason at any time when that’s and to make ourselves the perfect workforce we probably can.”
Conserving it easy is the subsequent step for Mahomes to raise his sport. Based mostly on previous enhancements, good likelihood Mahomes makes this occur.