The Kansas City Chiefs’ wide receiver corps has been constantly critiqued this season. The increasing number of drops has only put more of a microscope on the group.
In Week 11, Marquez Valdes-Scantling had a critical drop in the fourth quarter that effectively sealed the Chiefs’ fate in a Monday night game against the Eagles. On Sunday, Kadarius Toney tipped a pass from quarterback Patrick Mahomes that allowed a New England Patriots player to intercept the ball.
Despite the ongoing struggles, Mahomes remains confident in his teammates.
“You keep believing in him, man,” Mahomes told Kansas City’s 610 Sports Radio in reference to Toney.
Mistakes happen. I’m not always perfect. I have a lot of interceptions this year, and I think it’s something where you just got to keep believing because I know the guys believe in me. And I keep firing.”
Mahomes was visibly upset on the sideline after the interception. The turnover led to a Patriots touchdown, although the Chiefs hung on to beat the New England by 10.
Mahomes explained that his frustrations stemmed from the mistakes he made to put his defense in a tough spot.
I think the biggest part is you’re frustrated because you’re putting the defense in a bad position,” Mahomes said. “I had two interceptions. Both of them put the defense in short fields, and they were able to hold them to a field goal on one of those. It’s hard whenever a defense is playing that well to give the offense a short field.”