There’s a lot to like about second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who will take over for longtime starter Alex Smith in 2018. The former Texas Tech star has incredible arm talent and athletic ability discount nfl jerseys nike , and he showed he can hang with the big boys when he helped the Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos in Week 17 last year. He’ll also be surrounded by big-time weapons at the skill positions.
Still, we’ll see some inconsistency from Mahomes in his first year starting, and it might not take much inconsistency at quarterback for the Chiefs to fall from 10-6 to out of the playoffs. Smith threw 26 touchdown passes and only five interceptions last season, and the Chiefs still only won nine of his 15 starts.
Kansas City opens with the discount nfl jerseys online Los Angeles Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers on the road, and the Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots are on the schedule in October, so Mahomes will have to navigate a difficult opening stretch.
On the other side of the ball, the discount jerseys nfl Chiefs lost their leader in the middle (Derrick Johnson) and one of the NFL’s top playmakers at cornerback (Marcus Peters). A defense that finished middle of the pack in points allowed last season doesn’t look any better, even with Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry back from injury.
The Chiefs have been to the postseason four of five years under head coach Andy Reid, but will inconsistency at quarterback, a difficult early schedule and losses on defense be too much to overcome?cheap discount nfl jerseys