Patrick Mahomes may have lost his biggest offensive weapon in Tyreek Hill in the offseason but he still has Travis Kelce to back him up.
While speaking to the media, Kelce praised his teammate for figuring out new ways to become a better quarterback.
“Oh, without a doubt. It’s the whole offense in general,” Kelce said. “You put a lot more accountability on the O-line for being together for a whole ‘mother year, having that much chemistry together. And then on top of that, what Pat’s able to do is keep developing. He keeps finding ways to get better as a quarterback. And that, by far, is what’s made this offense take off and go into more of a passing offense than what we’ve had in the past.”
Kelce also spoke about Mahomes’ football IQ by saying the Chiefs QB “is one of the smartest guys I’ve ever been around on the football field.”
“I’ve always thought he’s been one of the smartest guys I’ve ever been around on the football field — whether it’s just playing off natural instincts or actually knowing what the defense is doing. I’ll leave that up to him to tell you.
“But I think his development over the offseasons has got a lot to do with taking it to that next step — whether it’s that next read or understanding what the defense is doing so you know where to go even more precise with the ball instead of just feeling out the defense. I’ve really seen that out of him in this camp more than any.”