For the majority of his career, Patrick Mahomes has been as cool as can be in the biggest moments. However, the Chiefs quarterback crumbled under pressure in a playoff loss to the Bengals on Sunday afternoon.
Trailing 24-21 late in the fourth quarter, it looked like Mahomes was going to orchestrate another hard-to-believe game-winning drive.
Facing third down deep in Bengals' territory, Mahomes dropped back to pass - and he just stood there. He kept waiting. Then he scrambled, kept waiting, scrambled again, spun out of a tackle and was eventually strip-sacked. Luckily for the Chiefs, they recovered the football and proceeded to kick the game-tying field goal.
Upon closer review, Mahomes somehow inexplicably missed two wide open receivers in the end-zone. To make matters worse, one of those wide-open receivers was Travis Kelce.
This is a perfect example of Patrick Mahomes just trying to do too much. It's become a bad trend, especially this past season.
Mahomes now has an identity crisis, and it's hurt his reputation. The Chiefs were on the verge of a dynasty, but their mind-boggling loss to the Bengals on Sunday was a legacy-changing moment for the Kansas City quarterback.
It wouldn't be surprising if Mahomes goes back to the basics in his training this offseason.