Arrowhead Stadium stands 260 feet tall. The confines couldn’t contain Patrick Mahomes.
The Kansas City Chiefs signal-caller has been known to dazzle in several aspects of his game, arm strength most notably. He rode his cannon, which doubles as his right arm, to the 2018 NFL MVP award in just his second season in the league and first as a starter.
On Friday, the 23-year-old put his arm to the test by attempting to toss a football from Arrowhead’s field, the Chiefs’ home, over the walls of the stadium.
With hardly two gather steps, Mahomes cleared the stands and the ball landed on the concourse. Kansas City’s 41 Action News captured the feat on video from a helicopter.
During the regular season, Mahomes threw for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns, as Kansas City reached the AFC Championship Game. He was named Best NFL Player at the ESPYs earlier this week.
FOX Sports host Colin Cowherd wasn’t as impressed with the video and tweeted that Tom Brady was likely practicing more realistically.
Mahomes didn’t seem too fazed by the criticism.