Andy Reid, now that he can say his new quarterback’s name, is ready to work with him

The Chiefs have a new quarterback. And coach Andy Reid’s first order of business was unrelated to actually coaching him.

First I had to learn how to say his last name, Reid told reporters on Thursday in a joint press conference with Patrick Mahomes. Instead of McHomes it is Mahomes.

So the Denver game allowed me to work with Mike Kafka and see how he’s progressed, and work with Patrick. I had the opportunity to call [plays] for him in that game and kind of get a feel of how he operates. It was a smooth transition. The fans and media here had an opportunity to watch him perform, just as I did. It was fun to be a part of and we look forward to the future. This is a great thing for the Kansas City Chiefs most of all and it’s exciting. The energy in this building is unbelievable right now and we’re really looking forward to getting the offseason going here where we actually can get the players back in the building and talk to them.

When Reid has a chance to talk to Mahomes, the goal will be to adjust the offense to suit his skills.

[W]e will try to utilize his strengths, Reid said. One of the things as a coach, that is what you do. You exploit their strengths and you work on things they need to get better at. Will the offense change a little bit? Yeah, it will. It will change a little bit, but that is fitting around his talents.

HIs talents are many and impressive. Rocket arm. Mobility. Fearless. Given the weapons he’ll have (Sammy Watkins, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Kareem Hunt), the Chiefs could have an even better offense in 2018 than they had in 2017.

There is apparently a Benson Mayowa free agency tour, and it’s probably news to many casual fans that there is a Benson Mayowa.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the free agent defensive end is visiting the Colts next.

Since his release by the Cowboys, Mayowa has checked in with the Jets and Washington, and Seattle is a possibility.

Mayowa has played in the league five seasons, and six of his nine career sacks came in 2016.

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