Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ performance this season has simply not been up to the mark. His performance in the past seven games has been lackluster, to say the least as well. Now it seems fans want to see him benched because of that.
During his seven games, Mahomes has thrown nine interceptions, which combined with two lost fumbles puts him on pace to break his single-season high in total turnovers (17) as reported by Pro Football Reference.
While Mahomes’ play is merely just one part of the reason for Kansas City’s 3-4 start to the season, he is currently the face of the franchise. As a result of this, he is also the face of some horrible plays this season.
Mahomes’ performance in Kansas City’s fourth loss of the season has the NFL wondering just what is wrong with the league’s star quarterback. It seems others are ready for Kansas City to make a significant change.
A fan named Ian Haywood created a petition on Change.org, as he demanded that the Chiefs bench Mahomes. He then went on to explain why Patrick Mahomes should be benched this season.
Through their first 7 games of this season Mahomes has 2093 passing yards and 18 passing touchdowns which isn’t bad, however his 9 interceptions are making him an average quarterback. How can you justify paying an average quarterback $500 million? He is not only stealing money from the Kansas City Chiefs organization, or stealing playing time from the greatest quarterback in the league; Chad Henne, but he is also stealing the dignity from the good people of Kansas City. Just the other week two Chiefs superfans were banned from Arrowhead Stadium for having a heated brawl in the stadium. We have to end this madness.
What is the solution?” You might ask. The only solution that I see fit is to bench Patrick Mahomes. It’s time to look to the future: Chad Henne. He is more than able and can bring this team back to glory.
At the time of writing, the petition had 13 of the required goal of 100 signatures. It is likely the petition was just a means to make fun of Mahomes. It is inconceivable someone like Chad Henne is a better option at quarterback than Mahomes. Regardless, the petition is a sign that Mahomes needs to get his head back in the game.
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