By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Kansas City Chiefs paid a lot to get the No. 10 overall pick in a trade with the Buffalo Bills. With the pick, they drafted former Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II.
The Chiefs initially had the 27th selection in the draft. However, they traded with the Bills to get the 10th pick. Kansas City gave up their first round pick in the 2017 Draft.
They also gave up a third-round pick in the 2017 Draft. Plus, the team also traded their first-round draft pick in the 2018 Draft to make this deal happen.
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Mahomes became the first Chiefs quarterback drafted in the first round since Todd Blackledge in the 1983 NFL Draft. Blackledge was the seventh overall pick in the 1983 Draft.
With the Texas Tech Red Raiders, he appeared in 32 games. He went 857 of 1,349 for 11,252 yards.
He had 93 touchdown passes and 29 interceptions.
In his final season, he went 388 of 591 for 5,052 yards in 12 games. Mahomes had 41 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions.
The son of former MLB pitcher Patrick Mahomes is joining a Chiefs team that went 12-4 in 2016. They were eliminated in the Divisional Round of the playoffs by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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He is expected to backup Alex Smith. The 32-year-old went 328 of 489 for 3,502 yards.
He had 15 touchdown passes and eight interceptions.
Nick Foles was the team’s backup. Foles, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, and nose tackle Dontari Poe also threw a pass last season.
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