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Chiefs’ Mahomes to buck NFL trend, play preseason opener

Chiefs’ Mahomes to buck NFL trend, play preseason opener

Chiefs’ Mahomes to buck NFL trend, play preseason opener

Jul 27, 2022; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass during training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes will start the Kansas City Chiefs’ preseason opener in Chicago on Saturday.

That bucks a trend across the NFL of coaches sitting their starting quarterbacks for the first of their three exhibition games.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Thursday he would stick to his usual routine of having each of the four quarterbacks in camp play for a quarter of the preseason opener.

And while he acknowledged the number of snaps could change based on the way the game is going, Reid thinks it’s important for everybody to get onto the field in some capacity.

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