Clyde Edwards-Helaire's Performance Comes As No Surprise to Patrick Mahomes

Chiefs QB has seen this all camp, says rookie RB's vision is special

(610 Sports) - The 2020 NFL season is in full swing and the Kansas City Chiefs are 1-0 after dismantling the Houston Texans 34-20 in Thursday night's NFL season kickoff. While the offense looked like the same well-oiled machine we've become accustomed to, the newest piece being rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who dazzled in his debut with 138 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes joined 'The Drive' on Monday afternoon and it didn't take long for the conversation to turn toward the rookie running back. "Did you have any idea that Edwards-Helaire was gonna be that good, that quick, in his first game," Mahomes was asked? "Uh, yeah. He's been doing it all camp, he's been running well, he's been catching the ball out of the backfield well, his vision is special and he works super hard," Mahomes said. " I knew we were gonna have some light boxes with the amount of talent we have on the outside and I knew that Clyde was gonna make yards happen with the offensive line blocking like they did."

Mahomes only confirmed what we all saw on Thursday night, the defending Super Bowl Champions have a special new piece, to what is an already potent offense and it seems the rookie has already gained the confidence of his accomplished QB. As long as we can keep the fog from Andy Reid's face shield and the defense can continue the improvement we saw in the second half of last season, there is a real opportunity for Kansas City to continue to hold Championship parades for the forseeable future.