Reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs is a magician on the field. We already knew that given just how much he’s dominated in less than three full seasons as a starting quarterback in the NFL.
It’s time for another Super Bowl contender in the New Orleans Saints to find that out first-hand. In what is the best game on the NFL Week 15 slate, the Saints found themselves up 15-14 in the third quarter. That’s when Patrick Mahomes went completely otherworldly.
WATCH: Patrick Mahomes with one of the craziest TD passes you’ll ever see
It might only show up on the box score as a five-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman. But this was absolutely sensational in every possible way. Patrick Mahomes was rolling to his left, across his body. He had four defenders ready to pounce on him and knew he was going to get hit. He threw that ball on a dime right into the hands of Hardman in between multiple Saints defensive backs for the go-ahead touchdown.
There’s a reason Patrick Mahomes is in contention to win his second NFL MVP award in three seasons as a starter. Plays like this, which he makes on a consistent basis, defy logic.
This represented Mahomes’ third touchdown pass of the game on Sunday. He’s now thrown 112 touchdowns against 23 interceptions in 45 career regular-season starts. It really is something to behold.