Patrick Mahomes: I have ton of respect for Justin Herbert

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Patrick Mahomes: I have ton of respect for Justin Herbert

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes insists he didn't mean to disrespect Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert. At last week’s American Century Championship, a fan told Mahomes to watch out for Herbert and the Chiefs quarterback responded: “I’ll see it when I believe it”.

The Mahomes comment spread on social media and many thought that the Chiefs quarterback was taking a shot at Herbert. But Mahomes insists he has a ton of respect for Herbert and he didn't mean to be disrespectful. “Yeah, I think it got taken out of context,” Mahomes said, per Pro Football Talk.

“I was talking some trash to all those Raiders and Broncos and Chargers fans out there. I have a ton of respect for him as a player. . . . For him to come out in Year 1 and play at that level is a special thing. Not a lot of guys can do it.

And I know I’ll have a lot of tough games against him in the future. So it was kind of a joking matter that I think blew up on Twitter like most things to do”.

Herbert competed well against Mahomes

In Week 2 of the 2020 season, Herbert made his debut as a starter.

In his first NFL game, Herbert took on the 2019 NFL champions Chiefs and Mahomes. Herbert delivered a good performance but the Chargers fell just short as the Chiefs won in overtime 23-20. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Cassius Marsh called out the New England Patriots and their Patriot Way.

“The Patriot Way is extremely impressive,” Marsh said. “They work day-in and day-out. Their work ethic over there, what they instill, is pretty legendary. But they also treat players like crap. You don’t have a lunch period.

You get there and you have to make time to eat in between meetings. And they’re like five to 10 minute periods where I would literally go scoop food and put it in a cup and crush it real quick before I got to the next meeting.

There’s no fun. There’s no — well, that is what I got in trouble for, for saying they don’t have fun”. Marsh claims several Patriot players thanked him for speaking publicly. “A lot of the players like thanked me for making it public on how bad they treat guys. I mean, they win games so you just really can’t argue with championships,” Marsh said.