The Patrick Mahomes era moved one step closer in
Kansas City with the team’s first-round draft pick moving up to No.
2 on the team’s depth chart behind Alex Smith and ahead of Tyler
“It gives Patrick an opportunity to step up and work with that
second group and see what he can do there,” head coach Andy Reid
Mahomes followed Smith in the team’s quarterback rotation at
practice Sunday. The No. 10 overall pick in this year’s draft took
a handful of snaps with the first-team offense and then led the
second-team offense before handing off to Bray.
The move comes after Friday’s preseason opener against the San
Francisco 49ers in which Mahomes outshone the fifth-year veteran
Bray, who has never taken a snap in a regular-season NFL game.
Mahomes finished the game 7-of-9 passing for 49 yards and a
touchdown with a passer rating of 126.4. The rookie connected with
wide receiver Demarcus Robinson on a 41-yard bomb on his first play
from scrimmage, only to see the play erased due to a penalty.