For about nine months, Patrick Ma-homes diligently went about his business as the Chiefs backup quarterback, working to improve at his craft while not ruffling any feathers.
Teammates praised his gun-slinging mentality and practice performance, which turned out to be an indication of what he could do in prime-time. His lone appearance of the 2017 season produced a win over Denver in the Chiefs regular-season finale.
But when an agreement was reached with Washington to ship out the man in front of him, veteran Alex Smith, all eyes fell on the new, 22-year-old triggerman in coach Andy Reids offense.
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