But on Saturday, Mahomes stayed on the sideline as quarterbacks Shane Buechele and Blaine Gabbert battled it out for the backup role. Mahomes has liked what he’s been seeing from his fellow quarterbacks.“It’s been awesome,” he said. “We’ve had great quarterback play [through] the entire OTAs, training camp [and] preseason. Today, we’ve had a couple mishaps here and there — but I’ve loved how the guys bounced back.”
But even when he is on the sideline, Mahomes always has his head on a swivelWith the preseason behind them, the Chiefs now get set for the regular season’s Week 1 at home against the Detroit Lions on Thursday, September 7. While there is excitement in the air for a brand-new NFL season, the team still has one more piece of business to do before it can officially close the book on 2022’s championship season.
“Oh, it’s going to be amazing,” said Mahomes about hanging the 2023 Super Bowl banner over Arrowhead. “To be able to get that banner out there — with the new flagpole going [in]? We didn’t get to experience [it] the right way at GEHA Field at Arrowhead the last time, so I’m extremely excited for it — and Chiefs Kingdom.“We’re ready to go — and I’m excited for y’all to be at Arrowhead