Mahomes slammed his helmet down in frustration during loss to Buffalo Bills
The Chiefs QB understands that pressure comes with being one of the NFL’s best
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes admitted his emotions got the better of him during an on-field meltdown during and after Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills.
‘I think it’s pressure of being a good person,’ Mahomes said Wednesday. ‘I try to act in a way that I’m a good role model because I looked up to guys that were on this stage ever since I was a little kid running through the locker room.’
‘I’m just trying to be a good person,’ Mahomes continued. ‘Obviously I care, so my emotions were shown on the football field, which they’ve been shown in good ways, but obviously that wasn’t a good way.’
‘But at the end of the day, I’m just trying to be the best perosn that I can be,’ Mahomes stated. ‘The face of the franchise, NFL stuff, that’s going to come and go. But if I can show the person I am every single day and that sets an example, that’s what I want to do when my career’s over.’
In his career, Mahomes has mostly stayed away from public outbursts even when things haven’t gone his way on the field. Yet, the final moments and aftermath of Sunday’s defeat to Buffalo was a clear exception.
Patrick Mahomes was visibly upset after the Kansas City Chiefs loss to the Buffalo Bills
Mahomes admits his emotions got the better of him on Sunday, while trying to be a role model
Mahomes was visibly angered and frustrated with the officials calling an offensive offsides penalty on Kadarius Toney on what would’ve been the go-ahead touchdown with less than two minutes to go in the game.
He was seen slamming his helmet and, during what’s usually a cordial handshake with opposing quarterback Josh Allen, he instead moaned about what he felt was a ‘f****ng terrible’ refereeing decision.
After the incident, the NFL’s MVP is yet to be fined for his actions or post-game comments directed towards the officials.
Mahomes has been in the NFL since 2017, after the Chiefs drafted him No. 10 overall out of Texas Tech.
After the Chiefs traded Alex Smith to Washington in 2018, Mahomes has been Kansas City’s starting quarterback ever since.
His first year as the starter also saw him win the NFL’s MVP Award, and Mahomes has been viewed as one of the best in the league ever since.