Patrick Mahomes' Week 3 grade: C-
This was not Patrick Mahomes' best game and while an average NFL quarterback might get a C+ for this showing, Mahomes gets a C- as he is supposed to be the best quarterback in the league and he did not play like it.
There were many factors that led to the Chiefs losing this game and Mahomes' play was definitely one of them. Mahomes contributed to the turnover problem for Kansas City as he threw two interceptions on the day.
The first did not prove to be costly as the Chargers could not score after it and it was not entirely his fault. Mahomes threw a no-look pass that could not be held onto, leading to an Asante Samuel leaping touchdown. Not totally Mahomes' fault, but maybe just look at your wide-open receiver?
The second interception was completely Mahomes' fault and it was strange to see considering his usual calming presence. Mahomes simply sailed the ball over everyone straight into the hands of Alohi Gilman for the interception. This was costly, as it gave the Chargers the ball back to win the game.
Mahomes was more of his himself overall in the second half and he did a good job of taking what the Chargers gave him with his scrambling. That being said, his throws did lack some zip and when it mattered most he could not get it done.
Mahomes may have just barely squeaked by and won the battle last season in Week 2 but this go-around, Justin Herbert was definitively the better quarterback.