He’s really thrown eight picks?
This year’s Chiefs haven’t looked like the team that NFL fans have known over the past couple of years, and that’s partially because Patrick Mahomes has looked almost mortal over his first six games.
Kansas City beat Washington on the road Sunday to improve to 3–3. And while Mahomes threw for a season-high 397 yards in the 31–13 victory, he also threw two interceptions. One of them was this absolute disaster after a botched snap:
The other one came on a pass that went right through the hands of Tyreek Hill and was picked off by Kendall Fuller.
While that went down in the box score as an interception by Mahomes, it’s tough to blame him too much. But the pick really bothered one person in particular: Mahomes’s mom, Randi, who said on Twitter that a play like that one shouldn’t even count as an interception for the quarterback.
She’s obviously not an unbiased observer and as much as other quarterbacks (and their moms) might agree with her, we’re not going to see an INTBNHF (interception, but not his fault) column added to box scores or fantasy scoring anytime soon.
Regardless of whether Mahomes deserves the blame for Fuller’s pick, he’s now thrown eight this year. That’s more than he’s thrown in either of the past two seasons. He has now thrown at least one interception in five straight games and Sunday’s game was his third multiinterception game of the season. He entered the season with only four such games in his career and had only one game with multiple picks since his first year as the starter. Maybe Randi has a point. Mahomes’s stats are so shockingly unimpressive that it has to be the rules’ fault.
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