He's the "King of Ketchup" and Patrick Mahomes is now a bonafide sensation not only among the fanboys in Kansas City but also among football followers across the nation.
Context on that lead image . . . Not so long ago Saatchi & Saatchi devised this ketchup advert that's probably more relevant than local news helping the beloved local star get one of his first big endorsement deals.
Just a bit of salt to flavor the otherwise bland serving of KC talkers heaping praise upon the noob in order to live vicariously through the achievements of one of their superiors . . .
- The Raiders were absolutely pitiful and seemed to be eager to simply end the season.
- Questions about the defense remain unanswered.
- Closer football watchers might realize that Patrick Mahomes has been effectively commandeered as part of NFL marketing overall and his sensational highlights reel and overwhelming fanboy love helps manufacture a bit of excitement into an otherwise undramatic competition among the same old teams.
Nevertheless, here's some of the best news links we're checking on the topic for further debate and or defense of program & control content that keeps adult males mostly neutralized during non-work hours . . .
Commemorating Historic Kansas City Pigskin Achievement
Eight different starting quarterbacks. Six different head coaches. 21 total years. That's how long it's been since the Kansas City Chiefs had the No. 1 seed heading into the NFL playoffs.
7:22 PM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It took the Kansas City Chiefs three times, but they finally clinched the AFC West championship and the No. 1 seed in the conference playoffs.
Kansas City Numbers Game
With his second touchdown of the game, an 89-yard pass to Demarcus Robinson, quarterback Patrick Mahomes became the third quarterback in NFL history to throw for 50 touchdowns in one season. Mahomes' earlier touchdown was a 67-yard pass to Tyreek Hill. The second score put the Chiefs up 28-3 over the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter.
You decide . . .