My Scouting Report for Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes

Team : Kansas City Chiefs | Sports : Football | Position : QB | Status : Active | Location :United States

Player Scouting Report

Players Scouting Reviewer : myles.whitmore . Position :Quarterback [QB]

Arm Strength/Power
Probably has the strongest arm of any quarterback to ever throw a football. His ball velocity is unprecedented and he can throw a ball over 80+ yards. He can make any throw regardless of whether his feet are set or whether he has to deliver a ball into tight coverage.
Short Accuracy (1-10 yds)
He delivers darts to his receivers in a short-range whether it's on a slant, out or in route.
Imtermediate Accuracy (10-20 yds)
Extremely accurate and deadly within the intermediate range and is especially effective at placing the ball perfectly in the middle of the field.
Long Accuracy (20+ yds)
Like Baker Mayfield, Mahomes usually places the ball perfectly deep down the field so that receiver doesn't have to change his stride or make an awkward adjustment.
Pocket Presence
Has above average pocket presence. Has good escapability and recognizes when to evade the pocket. However, like Aaron Rodgers and Carson Wentz, he frequently holds on the ball too long and sometimes scrambles when he doesn't have to.
Has good escapability when it comes to evading defensive linemen and extending plays with his legs. His ability to escape the pocket is similar to Russell Wilson. He is an above average threat to gain rushing yards but isn't a threat to run for more than 30 yards a game.
Mahomes is adept at finding open targets and knows when to escape the pocket in order to extend the play and find an open receiver. However, he sometimes forces it down the field, even if a defender is in his passing lane.
Mahomes often sidearms his throws and exhibits faulty mechanics when there is pressure or he has to run outside the pocket.
Mahomes has a history of minor injuries that have tended to hobble him throughout games. However, he has never had to miss a game due to injuries whether in college or the NFL. Although his shoulder injury in college is something to keep an eye on.
Has great leadership. Inspires his teammates and is a fan favorite and is able to make his teammates better as a result of his leadership.
Game Management
Mahomes is way more of a gun-slinger than a game manager, he often forces it into places that most quarterbacks wouldn't and turns the ball over way more than he should.
Due to his elite arm talent, he often forces it down the field into heavily covered areas when he shouldn't. He always keeps secondaries on their toes, but he needs to do a better job at identifying defenders in his passing lanes and mitigating turnovers.
Has average height for a quarterback at 6'3", but his 229 lb. frame makes it difficult for defenders to bring him to the ground.
Has enough speed to outrace defensive linemen and gain rushing yards and extend plays.
Play-Making Ability
Like Baker Mayfield, Mahomes has unforeseen play-making ability and is able to make the most miraculous of throws regardless of whether he has his feet set or is making a throw deep down the field into double, sometimes triple, coverage.
Extremely productive last year, throwing over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns and rarely had a game where he threw for less than 300 yards.
Has a high IQ and his personality helps to uplift his teammates around him.
Has never had any issues with teammates whether in the NFL or at Texas Tech, is respectful to all of his teammates and coaches and never brags about his success, also has no legal issues.
Above average consistency, yet when he is down in games he is more likely to turn the ball over.
Mahomes' strengths include arm strength/power and arm talent, extreme deadly accuracy, and great mobility when it comes to extending the play and pulling off a miraculous throw. Also, his character and intangibles uplift his teammates.
His biggest weakness is his tendency to force a ball into highly covered areas. While he is great at completing passes into tight-windows, Mahomes often takes unnecessary risks, especially when his team is trailing. Also, his injury history and tendency to escape the pocket too early could present a problem later down the road of his career.
Overall Analysis
Overall, Patrick Mahomes is an elite quarterback who is tremendous at completing passes into tight-windows and has one of the strongest arms the NFL will ever see. It's no stretch to claim that Mahomes is already the best quarterback in the league due to his unprecedented play-making ability. With Andy Reid's offensive schemes, Mahomes will be on track to have another productive year and a probable playoff push. In any given game he will unleash a bullet pass or dart that will astound anyone. However, if he is going to repeat the success he had last year, he is going to need to become more comfortable in the pocket and mitigate his turnovers.
Compares to
Mahomes has the escapability of Carson Wentz, and gun-slinger mentality of Brett Favre
Untapped potential
peak potential
post peak