One point I heard said so far today on rulings was now with replay reviews some officials make calls saying to themselves,"no matter if I'm wrong because the replay will reverse the call." That is not what the NFL needs. Between bad calls like the two last night and the PI calls and helmet-to-helmet calls things are getting messy. As for the facemask calls it was said today, "How do you call something you did not see?" I thought that was the best thing said.
This is the kind of stuff I have a problem with.
1. You have a very limited view of the field on that clip.
2. Yes, he wasnt under immediate duress, but the pocket was closing and escaping might create more space, buy his receivers some extra time and open up something down the field.
3. That's one of those plays where if its Mahommes and he winds up completing a pass down the field, then its brilliant. But if it's a guy you have questions about.....then it becomes an indictment of his ability.
I agree with the OP for the most part. The Chiefs game was his worst performance of the year, but we won, so by definition it must have been sufficient. Sufficient only means "good enough". So it was good enough to win. It's not his fault he has a team who doesnt need him to light up the scoreboard. Could he have played better? Sure. But that's not important to me at all, because every player outside Quenton Nelson could have played better. What's important to me is he leads this team to wins. And hes doing that.