Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will be entering his first year as a starter after the team traded Alex Smith to Washington this offseason, and the second-year player believes he and running back Kareem Hunt can form the foundation of an excellent team for many years to come.nfl custom jerseys cheap
“Kareem Hunt and I talk about building something together here,” he told Jenny Vrentas of The MMQB. “Seeing his success as a rookie and how hard he works, I’m excited to build a future with the Chiefs. With the young nucleus we have, I feel like we can have a great dynasty coming forward.”
Hunt, 22, was one of the NFL’s biggest surprises in 2017, running for 1,327 cheap custom nfl jerseys yards and eight touchdowns while catching 53 passes for another 455 yards and three scores in his rookie campaign.
His emergence, alongside playmakers Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce and the addition of Sammy Watkins, gives Kansas City one of the most dangerous collections of skill-position players in the NFL.
Everything will fall to Mahomes, however, as he looks to prove himself as a viable starter after spending his rookie season as Smith’s backup. The veteran quarterback threw for 4,042 yards, 26 touchdowns and just five interceptions, but Mahomes said he also served as an excellent mentor.cheap customized nfl jerseys
“When Alex Smith was traded, I thanked him for everything that he had done for me,” he said. “He’s an awesome guy and a true pro. He had a great season last year, and being the person he is, he always was helping me whenever I did something he thought he could help me improve on. That’s just the type of leader he is. We have a great relationship, still, going forward.”
The Chiefs clearly believe in Mahomes’ potential after trading up to the No. 10 pick last year to draft him and moving on from Smith this offseason. He flashed some of that potential in his one start in 2017, finishing 22-of-35 with 284 yards and an interception in a 27-24 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 17.
And Mahomes has just as much belief in both himself and his team.cheap nfl custom jerseys
“We can win a lot of games and make a run at the Super Bowl,” he said. “[Based on] my past experiences and being with the guys all last year, I know we could have a team that could do great things.”