It's always frustrating when our most embarrassing moments occur in real-time. But imagine having it captured on video and being forced to relive the humiliating moment in front of an entire team of spectators....
That was the case for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes this week. During the game against Washington, Mahomes accidentally dropped the snap and while trying to rethrow the ball over the middle to tight end Travis Kelce, it instead floated high in the air, just long enough for defensive back Bobby McCain, to park right under it. The bad play was a result of not having a good grip on the football before launching it, a mistake we think the QB will be keen to avoid in the near future.
“There’s no excuse you’re going to make. There’s no rhyme or reason why it happened,” Mahomes said. “You just have to move on to the next play," says Mahomes when asked about the fail.
Some would say it's enough to have experienced the mess up once in order to learn and subsequently avoid it in the future. But the Chiefs coach thought otherwise as they decided to replay the circus interception multiple times at the team practice facility....for everyone to see. Quite the awkward situation we'd assume for the player, but apparently everyone laughed during the showing in the film room, including Mahomes. Typically, the purpose of reshowing plays, even failed ones, is to dissect and analyze the sequence. What happened, what went well, what could have been better, etc. But for a fluke play like this the QB didn't really have an answer, his response was a simple shoulder shrug.
Despite making the accidental drop, the Kansas City Chiefs still managed to win the game against Washington (formerly known as the Red Skins), which made Mahomes feel slightly better. But the player also admitted afterwards that he anticipated the clip of the incident would surely end up on ESPN's “C’mon Man!” segment. The QB was right.
We hope after a good laugh and some strategizing in the film room, Mahomes can bounce back from the embarrassment and give his team a more positive reason to replay his throws over and over again. Check back in with us on Savage for more of the latest in sports entertainment.