During the course of a record-breaking season with the Kansas City Chiefs, quarterback Patrick Mahomes gained a reputation for some terrific throws that defied comprehension. Now that he's playing in his first Pro Bowl, it looks like Mahomes is trying to replicate some of that regular season magic.
On the first drive for the AFC, Mahomes attempted a no-look shovel pass to Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster - reminiscent of one he had successfully completed in the regular season.
Unfortunately, the play didn't go quite as planned.
The ball bounced out of Smith-Schuster's hand and into the air for anyone to grab before falling harmlessly incomplete.
Mahomes successfully pulled off that play in the regular season, en route to breaking every major passing category in Chiefs history and leading the league in touchdown passes.
The Chiefs quarterback finished the season with 5,097 passing yards, 50 touchdown passes, a 66.0-percent completion rate, and an NFL-best quarterback rating of 82.0.
He led the Chiefs to an AFC-best 12-4 record and their first AFC Championship trip since 1993. Unfortunately, the Chiefs lost the game to the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium.
Fortunately for the Chiefs, Mahomes is only in his second year as a pro and has plenty of time to make more incredible plays like the one he attempted today.