Twitter reacts to Patrick Mahomes getting the start at quarterback for KC

BREAKING: Chiefs Will Start QB Patrick Mahomes On Sunday

This is the ideal scenario both for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in general.

The Chiefs are 9-6 and winners of the AFC West, and head coach Andy Reid has decided this is a great time to get Mahomes some live reps, going against the 5-10 Denver Broncos.

Reid added that Mahomes would get the first-team snaps in practice this week with Alex Smith leading the scout team.




The Kansas City Chiefs are locked into the No. 4 seed in the AFC playoffs, which makes their Week 17 tilt against the Broncos a game with no postseason implications whatsoever. But fans continued to grumble about his conservative style, particularly during a four-game losing stretch that included poor passing performances against the Giants and Bills. Mahomes has been the backup to Smith all season but is yet to play even one snap under center. He hasn't played a single National Football League snap since going to Kansas City, but has excellent teachers around him in Smith and Reid. "Every snap that he gets is a valuable snap for him whenever he has that chance of getting in there".

"My knowledge of the game I feel like has taken tremendous leaps", Mahomes said after last week's win over the Dolphins. "He's having an MVP-caliber year". Smith played the past two regular-season finales with the team needing a victory to clinch the divisions those years.

Suddenly, a meaningless game on New Year's Eve has a little bit of intrigue.

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