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INDIANAPOLIS -- The Kansas City Chiefs wiped out any notion of a quarterback controversy this offseason by agreeing to ship Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins. The veteran's exodus opened up a clear path to the starting role for second-year passer ...


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Veach turned heads in Indy by calling Mahomes "one of the best" he's witnessed, but it's not surprising to find out the Chiefs are nothing short of giddy over what their young quarterback brings to the table Mahomes offers next-level arm strength, a factor that has Veach -- per his words -- "in that market" for deep-threat weapons to pair with pass-catcher Tyreek Hill in the passing game "Look, Patrick has a cannon," Veach said"Everybody wants fast receiversBut knowing you have a quarterback that really doesn't have a limit in how far he can throw is a good thing." Said Veach: "I think what you do is you find out where your strengths and weaknesses are and you build around certain attributes players havePatrick's skill set is maybe a little bit different than Alex'sMaybe the players that you surround him with, maybe work more to his skill setAgain, he is an exciting player, has a long way to go, but I think it will be fun surrounding him with talent moving forward." Chiefs fans became accustomed to watching Kansas City operate as a consistently efficient offense under SmithMahomes is a vastly different passer and an emerging player who needs time to developThat said, his upside is nothing short of tantalizing Look for the Chiefs to heat-seek a handful of speed-based wideouts and vertical threats to maximize the outrageous arm strength of their unusually gifted quarterback nfl.Y.use('gigya-share-bar', function (Y) { new Y.GigyaShareBar({ containerID: "bottom-gigya-share-bar", title: "Chiefs GM: Patrick Mahomes one of the best I've seen", description: "", linkBack: "http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000918669/article/chiefs-gm-patrick-mahomes-one-of-the-best-ive-seen", mediaURL: "http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000918669/article/chiefs-gm-patrick-mahomes-one-of-the-best-ive-seen", mediaImageURL: "http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/photo/2018/03/02/0ap3000000918657_thumbnail_200_150.jpg" }); }); Print Previous Article Next Article "Staying in Dallas: Lawrence signs franchise t..." #taboola-desktop-article{ margin: 30px 0; } nfl.use('taboola', 'nfl-omniture', function () { var trackLink = function(){ Y.NFL.OmnitureTracking.linkTrackVars({ prop35: 'SuperFooter_Interaction' }); return true; }; window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({article: 'auto'}); _taboola.push({mode:'hybrid-thumbs-2r', container:'taboola-belowarticlethumbnails-mix', placement:'Below Article Thumbnails', target_type:'mix', onclick: trackLink}); _taboola.push({mode:'hybrid-text-links-2c', container:'taboola-belowarticletextlinks-mix', placement:'Below Article Text Links', target_type:'mix'}); _taboola.push({flush: true}); }); #{comments_count} Comment#{comments_plural} | #{recommendations_count} Recommendation#{recommendations_plural} | E-mail Fan Discussion View all comments YUI().use('node','io',function(Y){ // log fb comment counts nfl.loadFacebook(function(_r){ FB.XFBML.parse(); // just re-parse fbxml everything in case this code is being loaded after dom load(via ajax etc) // subscript to comment events FB.Event.subscribe('comment.create',function(_r){ console.log('log comment for url: http://nfl.com/goto?id=0ap3000000918669'); }); }); }); /*'); } /*]]>*/ Previous Article Next Article Latest Seahawks plan to trade Michael Bennett, keep Thomas Eagles seeking at least first-round pick for Nick Foles NFL salary cap for 2018 season set at $177.2 million ATN Podcast: NFL combine winners, losers Le'Veon Bell: I won't 'settle' for less than my worth Muhammad Wilkerson expected to visit Packers Matt Bryant, Falcons agree on three-year extension Oakland Raiders release Aldon Smith amid police probe Saints interested in reunion with Jimmy Graham Demarcus Lawrence signs Cowboys' franchise tag Subscribe More Posts nfl.Y.use("ads-v3", function (Y) { var w = '300', h = '250', szs = ', tmpH, variableHeight = false; if (szs) { szs = szs.split(','); for (var i = 0; i 0 && tmpH !== szs[i][i2]) { variableHeight = true; } tmpH = szs[i][i2]; } } } } var type = ', sizes = (szs) ? szs : [[w, h]], responsive = ', mapping = ', Ads = Y.NFL.Ads, Ad, adConf = { id: 'ad1520317843434rightrailfirst', path: 'http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=300x250&iu=/4595/nfl.news/story&t=slot%3Drightrailfirst%26url%3Dstory%26prtnr%3Daround-the-league%26team%3Dkc%26team%3Dden%26team%3Dwas%26conf%3Dafc%26conf%3Dnfc%26dvsn%3Dacw%26dvsn%3Dnce%26plyr%3Dalexander_smith%26plyr%3Dpatrick_mahomes%26plyr%3Dtyreek_hill%26s1%3Dstory&c={correlator}', width: w, height: variableHeight ? 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