Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Defended Patrick Mahomes’ Leadership Skills

The Kansas City Chiefs (8-5) are looking to get back in the win column when they face the New England Patriots (3-10) in Week 15.Following Kansas City’s 17-20 defeat to the Buffalo Bills, Chiefs wide receiver Justin Watson said the offense is taking a new approach with quarterback Patrick Mahomes this week.

“We’re coming down the final stretch here. Four weeks. Our mentality always has been just whatever we can do to get better,” Watson told KSHB 41’s Aaron Ladd. “I think everyone in the receivers room has been in a little earlier this week. We’re watching more film with the quarterbacks. So, just small things like that that you do anyway, you do more of.”

When asked what stood out from those film sessions, Watson’s answer raised some eyebrows. “Just getting back on the same page with quarterback. Making sure every look, we see it as they see it. Hearing it straight from Pat’s mouth instead of hearing it from the quarterback, and he tells somebody and he tells somebody. Just know exactly what the quarterback wants from us on every play.”

Because Patrick Mahomes and Co. have seemed off for weeks, losing four of their past six games, Chiefs fans and analysts strongly reacted to Watson’s comment on X, formerly known as Twitter. One man responded, “Cool things that they should have been doing a long time ago since they didn’t just start being garbage recently.” Another person posted, “Can’t knock the effort but as pros I assumed they did this already.”