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Preseason Week 2 presents an opportunity for these Chiefs receivers

JuJu Smith-Schuster and Mecole Hardman's injuries could allow some receivers who didn't get as much playing time with the first team throughout training camp to shine in Week 2 of the preseason. Mahomes is eager to see what the opportunity will allow those receivers to do. During the offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs parted ways with Tyreek Hill, Demarcus Robinson, and Byron Pringle while welcoming JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Skyy Moore, Justin Watson, and others. How quickly the newcomers will be able to learn the system and develop a connection with Patrick Mahomes is highly dependent on the playing time they get with him.

With JuJu and Mecole Hardman out, it gives players like Skyy Moore and Justin Watson the chance to bond with the star QB and week two of the preseason is a game where they could be opportune to do that. The choice of starting wide receivers will be dependent on purely performance and not based on resume so it's an open race. In Mahomes' words, “You saw guys like Skyy (Moore) and Justin Watson who kind of made plays when they came in this first preseason with Shane (Buechele) and Chad (Henne). For them to make plays there, they’re going to get more reps with me in this game. I’m interested to see how they maximize that opportunity, but I mean they’ve been doing it at practice, making the plays at practice and doing everything the right way. For them to get in there and get some opportunity to run with the ones, I think it’ll help us out in the long run whenever we do get those guys back, having a good group of guys that can go in at any time.” Mahomes might have his most difficult season in the 2023/2023 season but forming a connection with his new wide receiver will be key to him

overcoming such a huge hurdle ahead.