Patrick Mahomes Loves Training Camp For One Specific Reason

Dan Israeli
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After a breakout season in 2018, in which he threw 50 touchdowns and totaled 5,097 passing yards, Patrick Mahomes entered the Kansas City Chiefs' 2019 training camp as the big man on campus.

However, just because Mahomes is the reigning NFL MVP and rising leader of this team doesn't mean he is any less humble this year. For Mahomes, training camp is a great opportunity to build relationships with his teammates, as the Chiefs have a few fresh faces for the upcoming season.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Mahomes loves getting to sit down with different players during meal time to get to know them better. While Mahomes has all the physical traits you would want for a quarterback, it's becoming quite clear he also possesses the leadership and intangibles key to being the face of a franchise.

As previously stated, Mahomes has a few new names to become familiar with this season. Most significantly, two rookies on the offense between second-round wide receiver Mecole Hardman and sixth-round running back Darwin Thompson.

Both Hardman and Thompson have received plenty of buzz in training camp this summer. Hardman has flashed immense big-play potential thanks to his blazing speed, and has two touchdowns in as many preseason games. Thompson is making a lot of noise as a backup RB to Damien Williams, and has rushed nine times for 52 yards this preseason, chipping in a 29-yard receiving touchdown.

The Chiefs open the 2019 regular season on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1, and then play their next preseason game at home against the San Francisco 49ers on August 24.

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