The Chiefs traded up on draft day this year to nab Mahomes with the 10th overall pick, and the Texas Tech product is considered Kansas City's quarterback of the future, although he has not taken a snap yet this season. Smith played the past two regular-season finales with the team needing a victory to clinch the divisions those years. "He will learn from it", Reid said of the rookie, via ArrowheadPride.com.
Reid added that Mahomes would get the first-team snaps in practice this week with Alex Smith leading the scout team.
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Kansas City Chiefs' rookie kicker Harrison Butker was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Mahomes will be able to get at least 1/16th of a season under his belt and show the coaching staff and front office what he can do with a week of game planning and a chance to lead several offensive series in a row.
Mahomes looked great in the preseason, completing 34/54 passes for 390 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. Kansas City has gotten hot of late en route to winning three straight games after losing six of the team's previous seven contests. He went in the third round to the Giants, who have yet to let him take a snap despite being 2-13 and out of the playoff hunt for half the season.
For the Chiefs, this move makes sense.