With the Kansas City Chiefs gearing up for a potential Super Bowl preview against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Patrick Mahomes was looking sharp even before the first whistle.
In a video shared by the team, the Chiefs star was seen entering the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with some sweet red suede shoes.
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A few of Mahomes’ teammates were looking particularly stylish as well, most notably, former LSU products Tyrann Mathieu and Clyde Edwards-Helaire ahead of their homecoming game after dominant collegiate careers in Baton Rouge.
Mahomes Chasing Another MVP Award
With Drew Brees now slated to start for the Saints after recovering from 11 fractured ribs and a punctured lung suffered in Week 10, Mahomes will get his first opportunity to face off with the future Hall of Famer.
The 25-year-old has been nothing short of spectacular again in 2020 and remains a frontrunner to secure his second league MVP award in only his third season as Kansas City’s full-time starter under center. Coming off one of the most uncharacteristic performances of the season in Miami, in which he tossed three interceptions to the Dolphins defense, Mahomes leads the NFL in passing yards (4,208) by a sizable margin while posting 33 passing touchdowns in 13 starts.
Up against New Orleans’ second-ranked defense in Week 15, Andy Reid and company will need another strong showing from his quarterback despite an ailing offensive line to protect him. A win on Sunday would give the franchise its first 13-win regular season since 2003 under then-head coach Dick Vermeil. Reid has been no slouch himself though, leading the Chiefs to six consecutive playoff appearances, 12-4 records the past two years and at least nine victories in all eight of his seasons with the organization dating back to 2013.
Chiefs Activate First-Round CB, Super Bowl Starter
On Saturday, the defending Super Bowl champions made a flurry of roster moves ahead of Sunday’s bayou battle. Among the noteworthy transactions were the activations of four players — WR Byron Pringle, OL Stefen Wisniewski, LB Emmanuel Smith and CB DeAndre Baker.
The latter two are standard practice squad elevations for game day, though Baker, a 2019 first-rounder signed in November after being cleared of all criminal charges stemming from a May incident, could make his Chiefs debut in New Orleans.
Leading up to kickoff, the team also announced its final inactives for the week, which fortunately did not include starting LT Eric Fisher, who was listed as questionable with a tight back. Starting RT Mike Remmers’ appearance on the list was expected after the veteran blocker missed the entire week of practice and was downgraded to out on Saturday.
Chris Licata is an NFL contributor covering the Kansas City Chiefs from enemy territory in Denver, Colorado. Follow him on Twitter @Chris__Licata or join the Heavy on Chiefs Facebook community for the latest out of Chiefs Kingdom!