And, here it is. Take the Poll below on Mahomes-
First, try answering it in your mind from 3 different perspectives: (I supplied mine, but you can create your own)
Player (I want to play, but what about my long term future...)
Head Coach (I need him back ASAP if we are going to take it all)
General Manager (Can I really allow him to play where if he might get hurt with a chance of articular cartilage damage, with long term issues to our franchise QB?)
He had Luck throwing him the ball his second year and had 500+ yards, so I wouldn't say he's chopped meat. Right now, JB has a sub 50 QBR, is playing behind one of the best OLs in the league, is not being asked to do much, and have played teams with a combined record of 13-17. I think a lot of QBs could pretty well in that environment. I'm not saying JB is bad, PD is great, or PD is better than JB, or anyone got the better end of the deal. It's too early to make any call on JB.
Games like tomorrow and the last 7 games of the year will tell us what we need to know.