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Mahomes hopes to throw behind-the-back pass in game: 'We gotta do it'

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has accomplished a lot in his NFL career, but one thing he has yet to achieve is throwing a behind-the-back pass in a game. That could change this season.

During an appearance on FS1's "First Things First" on Wednesday, Mahomes vowed to unleash the move on the field.

"We didn't play as well offensively enough for me to pull the behind-the-back pass off this last year," Mahomes explained. "It's no one else's fault than myself because Coach (Andy) Reid wants me to throw it behind the back more than anyone in the world. He deliberately puts in plays that I have the opportunity to throw the ball behind the back. So it's not a coaching thing, it's me not having that confidence to do it in the game.

"One of these games, man. We gotta do it. There's too much hype on it. We gotta do it and hopefully it's to Travis (Kelce), because I feel like he's the best at judging the behind-the-back pass."

While Mahomes has yet to attempt the pass in a game, he did pull it off in practice.

Mahomes completed a career-high 67.2% of his passes last season for 4,183 yards with 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

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