As we’ve seen for the past few years, Patrick Mahomes has some tricks up his sleeve. In a crucial situation against the Broncos in 2018, he actually threw the ball left-handed to keep the drive going.
In a 2018 week 4 matchup against their division rival Broncos, the Chiefs were down 23-30 late in the 4th quarter. With the ball on their own 45 and 3 minutes to go, Kansas City desperately needed a score.
Good thing they had the perfect man for the job. Rolling left on a crucial 3rd and 5, Patrick Mahomes was quickly being chased down by former Super Bowl MVP Von Miller.
Seeing as though scrambling left puts a right-handed QB in a tough position, Mahomes had to think on his feet. Just as Miller grabbed his ankle, he put the ball in his left hand and shoveled it forward to Tyreek Hill, who comfortably picked up the first down.
The play kept the drive alive, and the Chiefs took advantage. Mahomes commanded his offense downfield, scoring a touchdown to win the game 27-23, and advance to 4-0 on the season.
His moment of magic was enough to turn the game in his team’s favor, and his coaches were certainly impressed.
Patrick Mahomes Schocked Eric Bieniemy With His Throw
When USA Today decided to ask Chiefs Personnel about their favorite Patrick Mahomes moments before Super Bowl LIV, this is what Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy had to say:
“2018, we were playing against the Denver Broncos. I think it was a fourth down play (it was 3rd down), he’s rolling to his left – first of all, he drops back and Von Miller is coming off one edge and he’s chasing him down.”
“He rolls to his left, Von grabs him, (Mahomes) puts the ball in his left hand and throws it with his left hand. I looked and it didn’t register. So coach was giving me the next play and I’m sitting there about to call it in and give Pat the play and I was like, ‘Damn, did he just throw that ball with his left hand!?’”
“Coach was like ‘EB, get the play in! Get the play in!’ But that was an unbelievable play. It was one of those plays that you make on a schoolyard. It’s been fun watching him evolve as a player but also, too, he helps keep us old guys young because of all of the little things he does it makes you go, ‘Wow, you know what? Not everyone is as blessed to do everything that he can do.’”