Preseason chatter is desperate to switch the narrative from stories that don't lament the departure of Tyreek Hill.
And so . . .
The Kansas City Chiefs QB star did an EXCELLENT JOB fielding loaded questions . . .
Mahomes said he wouldn't go as far as to say Black quarterbacks are evaluated differently than their white counterparts. But he did say he found it interesting that only Black quarterbacks are subject to certain types of criticism.
"Obviously, the Black quarterback has had to battle to be in this position that we are to have this many guys in the league playing," Mahomes said Friday after the Kansas City Chiefs concluded a training camp practice. "Every day, we're proving that we should have been playing the whole time. We've got guys that can think just as well as they can use their athleticism. It's always weird when you see guys like me, Lamar [Jackson], Kyler kind of get that on them when other guys don't. But at the same time we're going out there to prove ourselves every day to show we can be some of the best quarterbacks in the league."
Mahomes went on to say he still has plenty to prove . . .
Meanwhile . . .
Students of football history might remember that the Mahomes brand off football is reminiscent of John Elway . . . A white QB with a stronger arm who handed the Chiefs one defeat after the next for at least a decade. Elway took similar criticism about his constant scrambling and crossover throwing until age and injuries altered his improvisational style of play.
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Patrick Mahomes said he read about the study clause inserted into Kyler Murray's contract and heard the criticism of his own play and that of other black quarterbacks, but wouldn't go as far to say black quarterbacks are evaluated differently.
It truly is amazing that there are still doubters of Patrick Mahomes. When read out loud, it sounds silly; who actually doubts him? A random Twitter troll? A fan of a rival team?
You decide . . .