Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid gave his starters only limited reps in their first preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers. Ahead of their second preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals, Reid gave an update on how much we’ll see Patrick Mahomes and the starters.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Reid announced that the starters will get significantly more playing time. He said that the team will go about one half with the starters before letting the second- and third-team take over.
“We’ll go a half, somewhere there about, with the starters, and then the twos and threes will take the second half,” Reid said.
Patrick Mahomes only played one drive against the 49ers last week. He didn’t do much other than hand the ball off a few times and attempt two passes for low yardage.
But with this amount of reps that Reid is announcing, the Cardinals game amounts to a dress rehearsal.
Chiefs’ HC Andy Reid on how much he will play his starters Friday night at Arizona against the Cardinals in a game on ESPN: “We’ll go a half, somewhere there about, with the starters, and then the twos and threes will take the second half.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 18, 2021
The Kansas City Chiefs have won the AFC West title five years in a row and have appeared in three straight AFC Championship Games. They’ve won the AFC crown two years in a row, winning Super Bowl LIV.
But they lost their last game – Super Bowl LV – due in large part to their offensive line failing to protect Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs responded by revamping the line, adding several new starters who need to build chemistry.
Kansas City are expected to be among the top Super Bowl contenders this year. So getting that offensive line in order has to be a top priority.
How much time do you think Andy Reid should give Patrick Mahomes and the starters on Friday?
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