Something is brewing between Patrick Mahomes and Juju Smith-Schuster.
The quarterback and receiver have been on the same wavelength throughout training camp, and it showed up again on Thursday.
The two connected on a deep route, where Smith-Schuster beat his man cleanly for a touchdown.
Smith-Schuster signed a one-year, $10.75 million contract with the Chiefs when free agency opened in March, ending his five-year tenure with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Now that Tyreek Hill is in Miami, Smith-Schuster can be counted on even more in the pass game. Yes, the Chiefs have Travis Kelsey, but Smith-Schuster is probably their best receiver.
He can do all this, whether it’s a controversial catch or if it’s a simple sloping route.
He wants to stay healthy this season after the shoulder injury that caused him to miss most of last season. Before Smith-Schuster suffered this injury, he had gained more than 800 yards receiving in three of the last four seasons.