There’s not much Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes can’t do. So, it’s unsurprising the $503 million man had a bone to pick with this year’s Madden 21 rating. We’re all aware he’s just one of five players to join the coveted 99 Club this year. However, it’s his 97 “throwing” rating compared to Buffalo Bills play caller Josh Allen that has the 24-year-old riled up.
So, the reigning Super Bowl MVP has an easy solution to that: he and Allen face off in a throwing competition to see who in fact has the strongest arm. Check out what he said on Friday’s edition of “SportsCenter.”
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“Dude, obviously Josh has an extremely strong arm, but I’ve yet to see someone have a stronger arm than me. Maybe we can line up. I know we talked about maybe having a throw-off and then we can prove who really has the strongest arm.”
Mahomes was then asked how far he believes he can launch a ball, to which he responded: “I mean he does have a strong arm, but if I put it out there like 80-85 yards. If he beats that he beats it.”
The Chiefs and the Bills are set to face off against each other Week 6 of the upcoming season in primetime, so looks like both fans and critics alike will be able to witness who in fact has the strongest arm of the two.
Could Mahomes Be Working on a New No-Look Pass?
The king of no-look passes, looks like Mahomes might be practicing another one in time for the Chiefs’ Super Bowl defense season. During an indoor workout, the Texas native debuted a no-look behind-the-back pass and as you can imagine, it was near-perfect.
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Considering he’s just messing around, it was still pretty accurate. So, with just a little more practice, and in an environment where millions are watching and a touchdown could be the end result, there’s not a doubt that No. 15 couldn’t sink the ball in the arms of Tyreek Hill or Travis Kelce.
In 2018, his league MVP-winning campaign, Mahomes discussed the no-look pass in-depth, revealing that he’s been perfecting this technique since college.
“It’s not like I mean to throw no-look passes,” Mahomes said, via Sports Illustrated. “I think it kind of happens out of instinct. As I do it, I’m like, Dang, I didn’t even mean to do that.”
Mahomes acknowledged the no-look pass began as a joke between him and back-up Nic Shimonek, doing it in practice and eventually in a game atmosphere.
“It’s a thing now where it’s not necessarily like I try to do it,” Mahomes continued. “It just kind of happens whenever I think I can get someone open by looking [the defender] off with my eyes. It definitely helps whenever you have played basketball in your career. When you do those no-look passes in basketball, it translates a little bit to whenever you are kind of off scrambling and you just kind of look [the defender] off a little bit and throw it to [the receiver].”