The Chiefs (9-6) don't need to win it, though. He went in the third round to the Giants, who have yet to let him take a snap despite being 2-13 and out of the playoff hunt for half the season.
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Reid said he's not anxious about the move to play Mahomes in the finale rankling Smith heading into the postseason. "Every snap that he gets is a valuable snap for him whenever he has that chance of getting in there".
Mahomes was the first quarterback drafted by the Chiefs in the first round since Todd Blackledge in 1983, a maddening stretch of time for their long-suffering fan base. But fans continued to grumble about his conservative style, particularly during a four-game losing stretch that included poor passing performances against the Giants and Bills. But if Mahomes play well, it could make the Chiefs a little more comfortable in moving on from Smith this summer. The biggest difference this week will be in the amount of first-team reps he gets - the majority of them as Smith operates the scout squad.
"I've done it this way before", he said, "and it's gone pretty well".