The LA Chargers were lucky to see the greatest rookie season by a quarterback in NFL history last season. Justin Herbert absolutely lit the league on fire with his season and he still has some doubters, including Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes.
After being told to watch out for Herbert this season, Mahomes said, "I'll see it when I believe it." Mahomes mixed up the popular saying, but the message was loud and clear. While he later said his comments were taken out of context, the shot had already been fired.
Mahomes received his fair share of teasing for messing up the saying but it is safe to say that his comments are not sitting well in the Chargers locker room. Justin Herbert is the leader of that team, and when you take a shot at the leader, the rest of the team will come in support. That includes Joey Bosa, who mocked Patrick Mahomes in an Instagram comment on a Chargers post.
For those who cannot see the comment on the post, Bosa commented "I'll see it when I believe it" with the woozy face emoji, obviously mocking what Mahomes said about Herbert.
Patrick Mahomes is only adding fuel to the fire for Justin Herbert and the LA Chargers.
The LA Chargers are already a hungry team that has superstars, which is avery dangerous team to come up against. The Chargers have one of the best receivers, dual-threat running backs, edge rushers, safeties and quarterbacks in the entire league.
The team has the talent to go on a deep Super Bowl run and they are as hungry as could be. Last season was terrible for the Chargers, as was 2019, and the team is entering a new era with a head coach in Brandon Staley who is checking all the boxes this offseason.
A talented, hungry team with a new head coach that has already proven to be one of the best defensive minds in football? That sounds like the kind of team you do not want to make angry. The kind of team that you do not want to give extra motivation to.
That is all Patrick Mahomes is doing. And while I genuinely believe he did not mean legitimate ill-will, he is only going to make it harder when the Chiefs play the Chargers this season. The Bolts are going to be going right at the Chiefs looking to punch them in the mouth.
Chiefs fans and Mahomes might be sleeping on Herbert and the LA Chargers and that is fine. Keep adding fuel to the fire and see what happens.