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Chiefs will start Patrick Mahomes at QB Sunday

Getting his first look real regular season look, Mahomes will be the first rookie to start for the Kansas City Chiefs at quarterback in a non-strike game since 1979.


Kahron Spearman


Getting his first look real regular season look, Patrick Mahomes II will be the first rookie to start for the Kansas City Chiefs at quarterback - in a non-strike game - since 1979.

It's an interesting time for the Chiefs to stir up controversy. However, Kansas City is locked into their divisional/playoff position, and want to see what their first-rounder (10th overall pick) has in live action.

Alex Smith, who rebounded from a rough stretch in the middle of the season, will likely finish the regular season with 4,042 yards with 26 touchdowns against only seven total turnovers (5 picks, and 2 fumbles lost.)

The biggest thing for me is just to expect to go out there and win any way possible, if that's 300 yards or 100 yards or whatever it is. Whatever it takes to get a win is the biggest thing.

"Every snap that he gets is a valuable snap for him for whenever he has that chance of getting in there [as the full-time starter]," said Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. "Fortunately, we're in a situation where we can do that."

It's unlikely Mahomes unseats Smith in the playoffs short of an injury.. 

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