Kansas City Chiefs TE Nick Keizer spoke to the media following training camp practice on Sunday.
Keizer, who was on the Chiefs’ practice squad in 2019, has emerged as a legitimate candidate to become the No. 2 tight end in Kansas City this season. He’s taken swift advantage of the injuries at the position, working with the first-team offense in 12 personnel groupings. He’s even emerged as a threat in the passing game, with noticeable chemistry developing between Keizer and Chiefs starting QB Patrick Mahomes.
Today, Keizer fielded a question about catching passes from Mahomes and shared perhaps the best quote of the entirety of training camp. Check out the clip from Chiefs Digest’s Matt Derrick below:
#Chiefs TE Nick Keizer on catching throws from Patrick Mahomes:
“When the ball leaves his hand there’s little sparks and little rainbows around it every time.” pic.twitter.com/LuhKtLkLP7
— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) August 23, 2020
“When the ball leaves his hand there’s little sparks and little rainbows around it every time. It’s pretty crazy,” Keizer joked. “I’m kidding. No, he does an amazing job of putting it in a good spot and obviously he makes throws that you wouldn’t think are possible. It’s pretty cool to be on the receiving end of that and do my part of being in the right spot for him. He helps, obviously, make my job a little easier by putting them in some small windows.”
This quote from Keizer is why the rolling on the floor laughing emoji exists. I know that we talk about “Mahomes Magic” often in regards to the crazy plays that Mahomes makes on the regular. I didn’t think I’d see the day where a teammate would take it literally. All jokes aside, it’s great to see a flourishing on-field relationship between Mahomes and another young player that can contribute in this offense moving forward.