Patrick Mahomes Amazes Yet Again in Viral Video at Chiefs Camp

Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce

Getty Kansas City Chiefs superstars Patrick Mahomes II and Travis Kelce at the Super Bowl LVII Ring Ceremony.

It’s getting to the point where some don’t even bat an eye when Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II does something incredible anymore.

We’re not quite there yet, however, being that Mahomes took over the internet once again on July 23 — and in the most casual fashion imaginable. The Chiefs superstar heaved a long ball at the crossbar during a lull of training camp on Sunday and wouldn’t you know it — he drilled it.

Spectators roared in applause as the ball “doinked” off the yellow beam connecting the uprights. For Mahomes, it was just another throw — and the Chiefs Twitter account downplayed it as such, noting that “Patrick [is] already doing Patrick things.”

Posted just before 7 p.m. EST, the video already has over 2,500 likes and approximately 160,000 views in under four hours’ time.

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes Continues Efficient Start to 2023 Training Camp

Arrowhead Pride’s Pete Sweeney relayed thoughts and observations from the first day of veteran training camp on July 23, and Mahomes was hot out of the gates as he’s been all summer.

“Quarterback Patrick Mahomes began the day with three straight completions to WR Skyy Moore, TE Jody Fortson and WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling,” he informed. “Fortson, the target of his first incompletion, was slow to get up off the ground but stayed at practice. Might have lost his wind.”

“Mahomes’ targets on the day: TE Blake Bell, RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Fortson, TE Travis Kelce, Moore, WR Rashee Rice and Valdes-Scantling,” he went on.

Later, Sweeney also mentioned two touchdown passes to Fortson on the day during red-zone work and a near-TD to Moore — which was broken up in coverage by linebacker Willie Gay Jr.

As you can see, like the crossbar challenge connection, it’s been business as usual for Mahomes so far in 2023.

Patrick Mahomes Highlights From Chiefs Camp Feature Marquez Valdes-Scantling & Skyy Moore

A couple other video clips went viral on Sunday, including conversions to Valdes-Scantling and Moore. KC Sports Network shared the deep link-up from Mahomes to MVS.

Now, this one was only against coaches and “air,” but it was still a nice pass-and-catch from quarterback to receiver from about 40 yards out. The Moore reception came against defenders.

The former second-round WR first beat cornerback L’Jarius Sneed in coverage, then safety Justin Reid after the catch — although that part may have played out differently with pads on. Even so, it was an impressive moment from Moore, who has a lot of eyes on him entering year two.

Chiefs WR Kadarius Toney ‘Tweaked His Knee’ on Day 1 of Training Camp

It wasn’t all good news from training camp for the Chiefs. The oft-injured Kadarius Toney did not participate in the offensive portion of practice after tweaking his knee during special teams drills.

Head coach Andy Reid cleared up the details behind the wide receiver’s absence during his post-practice press conference.

It goes without saying that Toney’s biggest flaw is his availability. Over the course of his two-year NFL career, he’s only appeared in 19 games — starting eight.

That lack of consistency got him traded by a new regime of the New York Giants despite his talent. It also raised questions about the Chiefs receiving corps throughout the spring.

Never fear though Chiefs fans, newcomer Richie James stepped up with Toney sidelined, stealing the show on July 23. That emergence made some wonder what could still be.

“Need to see Toney and Richie James in practice together, but Richie has the skills to do a lot of the things in the Toney/[Mecole] Hardman/[Tyreek] Hill role [and] KC’s always liked having multiple guys [of] that type,” Arrowhead Pride film analyst Ron Kopp Jr. stated after practice. “Skyy did some last [year], but his ascension as a WR may take him out of those roles.”