Chiefs Will Start QB Patrick Mahomes On Sunday

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The Kansas City Chiefs will start rookie Patrick Mahomes II at quarterback Sunday against the Denver Broncos, coach Andy Reid announced Wednesday.

Patrick Mahomes will make his first National Football League start for the Chiefs, who have clinched the AFC West. Mahomes was the No. 10 pick in the draft, and the Chiefs gave up their 2017 first- and third-round selections and a 2018 first-round pick in a trade with the Bills to move up 17 spots and select him - ahead of promising Texans rookie Deshaun Watson.

Yes, it's a meaningless game on Sunday against the Broncos. His reemphasis on Hunt and dialing up shot plays for Smith has been part of a Chiefs offensive resurgence including averaging 30.75 points over the past month - up seven points over the previous four games.

Before the Kansas City Chiefs take another stab at postseason success, they will take a sneak peek into their future. With an incredibly strong arm and the threat of using his legs, Mahomes rose fast in the NFL Draft process. Mahomes has been the backup to Smith all season but is yet to play even one snap under center.

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The No. 10 took a touch and immediately bent an unstoppable shot into the far top corner to give the Reds the lead. Firmino got in on the act again with 25 minutes remaining, rolling the ball into an open net from Salah's lay-off.

Mahomes threw 93 touchdowns and over 11,000 yards for the Red Raiders in three seasons.

The Giants also selected a former Texas Tech quarterback in the same draft.

As a result, they've made a decision to take a glimpse at their future.