Patrick Mahomes will start his first NFL game Sunday vs the Broncos.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 27, 2017
Kansas City clinched the AFC West with a win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and are locked into the No. 4 seed in the AFC. As such, they are taking this opportunity to give Mahomes his first career start.
This will give the Chiefs their first look at Mahomes in game action. Despite the fact that Alex Smith has led Kansas City to the playoffs for three straight seasons, they are planning to trade him in the offseason in order to let Mahomes, who the traded up to select with the No. 10 pick, take over the offseason.
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Mahomes looked great in the preseason, completing 34/54 passes for 390 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions.
Smith has cooled off drastically after his hot start to the season but has still passed for 4,042 yards and 26 touchdowns with five interceptions while rushing for 355 yards and another score this year.Back to the Kansas City Chiefs Newsfeed