Published: Thu, December 28, 2017
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Chiefs make QB switch for suddenly intriguing Week 17

Chiefs make QB switch for suddenly intriguing Week 17

That's because Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid made it official that Patrick Mahomes, the team's first round pick and rookie quarterback sensation, will be making his first ever pro start on Sunday in Week 17 at Mile High Stadium.

The Kansas City Chiefs have the AFC West division wrapped up are locked into the AFC's No. 4 seed in the playoffs.

Yes, it's a meaningless game on Sunday against the Broncos.

Smith's contract with the Chiefs doesn't expire until after the 2018 season, but if the team wants to move forward with Mahomes, cutting ties with him after this year would lead to $3.6 million in dead money against the salary cap in '18, not a bad amount to carry on the books. With an incredibly strong arm and the threat of using his legs, Mahomes rose fast in the NFL Draft process. Mahomes threw for over 500 yards and six touchdowns in that game.

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Mahomes has not played a single snap since Week 4 of the preseason, when he helped to defeat the Tennessee Titans.

Former Chiefs general manager John Dorsey could be interested in acquiring Smith for the Cleveland Browns as a mentor for DeShone Kizer or another rookie quarterback selected with one of the Browns two first round picks.

As a result, they've chose to take a glimpse at their future.

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