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Report: What Patrick Mahomes Is Trying To Improve This Offseason

A closeup of Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 20: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on prior to the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Just a few days after getting blown out in the Super Bowl against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes underwent surgery.

The star quarterback had surgery to repair a plantar fascia injury he suffered in the playoffs. He'll be off of his feet for the next few weeks as he recovers.

That will give him plenty of time to grow mentally. According to NFL Network insider James Palmer, that's something Mahomes plans to focus on this offseason.

"Growing mentally each and every year has been a big aspect of his offseason," Palmer said on the show. "Spending a lot of time watching what Todd Bowles and the Buccaneers defense did against him and this Chiefs offense."

"Mahomes obviously knows that this is a copy cat league and other teams are going to look at that and try emulate what the Buccaneers were able to do."

Mahomes had his worst game of the season going against Todd Bowles' defense. In fact, the star quarterback threw for just nine total yards in the first quarter.

When these two teams met during the regular season, Mahomes threw for over 200 yards in the first quarter alone. Clearly Bowles learned a thing or two from that first meeting and used that information to shut Mahomes down.

It sounds like the star quarterback is focused on not ever letting that happen again.