(PITTSBURGH, Pa.)-General Manager Brett Veach and his staff knew what they were doing as the Chiefs traded up in the first round of last years NFL draft to pick up quarterback Patrick Mahomes out of Texas Tech. With having a veteran quaterback in Alex Smith, the instant need for a new quaterback wouldn't be a main priority, considering Smith just had one of his best NFL seasons of his career. The Chiefs saw what they liked and took Mahomes anyway.
Now that Smith is in Washington, the new signal caller is certainly showing why the Chiefs traded up to the 10th spot to draft him, because as a starter in the regular season he is undefeated, and has now set a franchise record throwing six touchdowns in a game.
This record comes off a big 42-37 win on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers who the Kansas City Chiefs haven't beat in the steel city since 1986.
Mahomes threw for 326 yards on 23-28 pass attempts with zero interceptions. The young quarterback also hit five different players for touchdowns with tight end Travis Kelce catching two touchdowns. So far for Mahomes in his two games this season he is 38-55 with 582 passing yards and zero interceptions and 10 touchdowns.
The Chiefs will play at home in Arrowhead against a team who also has a young gun slinger in Jimmy Garoppolo of the 49ers. Kick off is set for noon.
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