Kansas City Chiefs rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes II was recently featured on ESPN's "Sport Science" in a special you can watch below:
There were a number of interesting things the video uncovered about Mahomes:
- (:52) Mahomes jump-cuts in just a half a second's time, allowing him to avoid contact with bags (oncoming tacklers) by just 4 inches of space (which the video points out is about the length of an outstretched finger). "Sport Science" appropriately uses an incoming Von Miller graphic.
- (1:14) Mahomes' ability to keep his eyes on the target while moving increases his accuracy by 20 percentage points.
- (1:54) The "Sport Science" laboratory measured Mahomes launching throws at 60 mph, comparable to one of the strongest arms they've ever analyzed—Tampa Bay's Jameis Winston.
- (2:19) Mahomes' lab measurables compare similarly with former Philadelphia Eagle and Andy Reid-quarterback Donovan McNabb. McNabb also happens to be the last quarterback Reid drafted in the first round 18 years ago (1999).