Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes knows how to prepare for a big game. And it doesn’t matter who his opponent is. Ahead of the AFC regional play-off against Cleveland Browns, Brittany’s fiancée Mahomes has confirmed that Super Bowl MVP was ready for the Browns and Baker Mayfield before he knew he was playing them.
Patrick Mahomes lost to Baker Mayfield twice in college, but the boards have turned in the NFL
Mahomes and Mayfield are both young quarterbacks. But they have a long history that goes back several years. Back in 2013, Mayfield was a guest of Mahomes during his official recruitment round at Texas Tech.
Yahoo Sports columnist Dan Wetzel recently pointed out this fact when he did tweet, “When Patrick Mahomes officially visited Texas Tech, his guest was… Baker Mayfield. They meet next week in the NFL playoffs. ”
Mayfield finished leaving Texas Tech in December of that year and moved to the University of Oklahoma. He would eventually go against Mahomes twice during his college career, and he won every time. Including one record-breaking game when Mahomes and Mayfield threw the most unified pass yards ever in a college football game – 1,279.
But things have changed in the NFL. In the same pro matchup between the previous Big 12 stars, Mahomes defeated Mayfield. In November 2018, the Chiefs defeated the Browns 37-21.
“He’s got me so far in the league so I need to see what I can do,” Mayfield said Cleveland.com.
Baker Mayfield says Kansas City Chiefs quarterback ‘amazing athlete’
Cleveland Browns quarterback is well aware of just how good Mahomes is. To begin with, Mayfield says Mahomes has “everything you could possibly want” when it comes to physical attributes.
“The strength of his arm is incredible, but just the different arm angles and the things he can do – I know people talk about his eyeballs and all that – but to be able to angle change his arm, you can see why he was such an amazing athlete in basketball and basketball, too, ”said Mayfield.
He went on to say that Mahomes is capable of doing a lot of things that most quarterbacks cannot. Mayfield described the Chiefs’ QB as “very clever” and “intelligent.” And, he says Mahomes basically sat down for his rookie season and “just took it all in” and built the system.
“You can just tell boys who want to play for Patrick, but when he ‘s on top of his game the way it’s in his mind, that pushes even more on those boys,” Mayfield said.
Patrick Mahomes prepared a ‘full notebook’ for his four potential playoff foes
according to Arrowhead Profit, when the Chiefs had a week-long run in the first round of the playoffs, Mahomes was still working hard. The QB knew he had four potential opponents in his next game – the Tennessee Titans, the Baltimore Ravens, the Cleveland Browns, and the Indianapolis Colts.
Despite not knowing his true opponent, Mahomes began his preparation by creating a complete notebook for each team. And when it was clear that the Chiefs would go up against the Browns, Travis Kelce says Mahomes showed up to work with “a whole notebook ready for the Cleveland Browns. ”
“Just when week started last week and we knew what the seeds were… I spent a day where I looked at each team, about four or five games of each team and just trying to get a general sense of what the defense is showing, what crimes are doing to try to attack them from different teams, different crimes, ”said Mahomes.
The Texas man went on to say that he had a day’s worth of film on the Browns. He was able to look back on that and his notes so he could see “how he gives us. ”
When Arrowhead Profit tweet their story about Mahomes ‘s playoff preparation, the QB’ s fiancée signed the report.
“I can prove this,” Matthews wrote.
The Kansas City Chiefs will face the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Jan. 17 on CBS.