Patrick Mahomes reveals he is attempting to persuade Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid to return to using a quarterback sneak in short-yardage situations. In 2019, Mahomes suffered a kneecap injury during a quarterback sneak play.
Since then, Reid has been reluctant to call quarterback sneak because he feels that particular play is putting Mahomes in danger of getting injured. “[The difference is] probably because my kneecap was on the side of my leg.
I think we were doing pretty good until that. No, we were good into we were really good at it until last year. I mean, last year, we didn’t do very well at it. So, we didn’t get the one in the first one. This is the preseason, so we’ve kind of we’ve went back and kind of evaluated it.
And hopefully, by the time season comes around, we can get back to converting those," Mahomes said, via Chiefs Wire.
Mahomes confirms Reid doesn't want to call that play
Although Mahomes is very open to the Chiefs calling a quarterback sneak in short-yardage situations, he admits he doesn't expect coach Reid to actually allow that to happen.
“I’ll always want to because I always say that I haven’t got stopped yet. Because even the one that my knee I got hurt on, I still got the first down. But I’m pretty sure he’s not going to let me do it unless it’s like for the Super Bowl, and so I might have to call my own number in the Super Bowl if we get there," Mahomes said.
Last weekend, the Chiefs took on the New Orleans Saints in their preseason. Early in the game, the Chiefs faced a fourth-and-one. The Chiefs called to play to have the ball directly snapped to tight end Blake Bell. Bell failed to get the short-yardage and the Chiefs were stopped.