Twitter reacts to Patrick Mahomes getting the start at quarterback for KC

Twitter reacts to Patrick Mahomes getting the start at quarterback for KC

But Smith has no guaranteed money remaining on his contract, and specualation has run rampant from the moment Kansas City sent the 27th overall pick and a 2018 first-rounder to Buffalo to move up and nab its potential future of the franchise that the clock is ticking on the incumbent Smith.

The former Texas Tech standout and rocket-armed Mahomes' starting debut will also mark a great opportunity for red-hot offensive coordinator Matt Nagy.

"I mean, at this point it's a good thing, to get healthy", he said.

Chiefs fans will get their first look at Patrick Mahomes as head coach Andy Reid announced Wednesday the 2017 first-round pick will get the start against the Broncos Sunday. Mahomes will be able to get at least 1/16th of a season under his belt and show the coaching staff and front office what he can do with a week of game planning and a chance to lead several offensive series in a row.

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Mahomes said he's been preparing like a starter all season, a byproduct of being the backup, even though he's accustomed to running the scout team in practice.

In truth, it's been humming along quite well during a three-game win streak, and there is some risk in losing that momentum. He completed 67.5 percent of his passes for 4,042 yards with 26 touchdowns compared to five interceptions en route to leading the league's sixth-best scoring offense.

"It's not going to hurt him for sure", Reid said.

Yes, it's a meaningless game on Sunday against the Broncos. He also made a number of dazzling plays.

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