Patrick Mahomes Week 2 film review: Good, but not blameless
The Chiefs QB remains consistently good, but added a few errors of his own against the Jaguars on a messy day for the offense.
It’s VERY late in the week, but it’s never too late to go beyond the box score, right?
Since it’s already Saturday, I’ll cut right to the chase. You know the drill. Every week (well, most weeks) I’ll be charting every dropback by Patrick Mahomes this year, just like I’ve done for… well, his whole career). As I laid out in the Week 1 film review (which is unlocked so you can see the methodology in more detail), statistical analysis of quarterbacks, especially in small sample sizes, doesn’t really tell us the whole story or even most of it. So I chart things that the QB can control, such as accuracy, pocket presence, franchise throws, going through reads, and more.
We all know that the Chiefs’ Week 2 performance on offense was a frustrating one. Earlier this week I went through all the self-inflicted wounds that sabotaged Mahomes and company’s efforts to put points on the board.
The natural assumption for some (honestly, myself included) was that Mahomes had little to do with the problems the Chiefs had. That’s often been the case when Kansas City has failed to put up points. Frankly, Mahomes is almost always terrific. And he was quite good against the Jags overall (his consistency is one of the most underrated traits he has).
But… BUT… while he was quite good, he had a couple of mistakes that helped lead to a few of their stalled drives. On the other hand, he’s also the one who also made enough plays to drag the Chiefs to a win.
Let’s talk (briefly, because again, it’s Saturday) about Mahomes’ charted numbers, where he can take some meat off the bone, and how he was still very good even on a “meh” day for him.