It’s a dynamic Chiefs fans haven’t seen in Kansas City in well, forever—a young quarterback in his first full season with a much more experienced mentor backing him up.
New 22-year-old starter Patrick Mahomes will soon begin to work with Chad Henne, a veteran with 10 years of NFL experience to his name.
Henne, 32, said two met briefly last year while Mahomes visited Jacksonville and he recently texted him to tell him he looked forward to working with him.
“I’ve heard [he has] a pretty strong arm,” Henne said of Mahomes in a conference call Thursday. “[He] can pretty much make any throw. Bright kid.”
Henne has started 53 career games with a quarterback record of 18-35-0. He owns a 59.3 percent career completion percentage, with 58 touchdowns and 63 interceptions.
There is a lot of curiosity, apparently in just what Johnny Manziel can offer an NFL team. The former 22nd overall pick in the 2014 draft is looking to get back into the league. To do that, he threw at the University of San Diego pro day Thursday. Among the 13 teams with scouts on hand according to the school was the Raiders.
Scouts from 13 NFL teams confirmed by the school were on hand to watch Johnny Manziel throw at the University of San Diego’s pro day: Bears, Browns, Chargers, Giants, Chiefs, Jets, Patriots, Raiders, Titans, Lions, Jaguars, Panthers and Bucs. https://t.co/Le43snoSdf— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) March 22, 2018
You may recall, in the same 2014 draft, 14 picks later, the Raiders selected Derek Carr.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves whether this means these teams will all be putting in bids for Manziel.
Since the scouting combine Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst’s draft status was up in the air. He was flagged for a potential heart condition and was not able to participate in the drills. This gave the 6-1, 292 pounder an even larger question mark on him.
Hurst himself said on Wednesday that he was looking forward to attending the Michigan pro day this Friday. Today, it was revealed why he was so optimistic and fired up about finally getting to show off his athletic talents for NFL scouts — he was cleared by doctors at both Michigan and Harvard according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Michigan’s potential first-round pick Mo Hurst has met with cardiologists at University of Michigan and Harvard, and they have cleared him to resume playing football, per league source. Hurst will do a full workout at Michigan’s pro day on Friday.
Former Michigan Wolverines defensive tackle Maurice Hurst got some great news recently. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the first-round prospect met with a couple of cardiologists who cleared him to return to all football activities, including Michigan’s Pro Day on Friday:
Michigan’s potential first-round pick Mo Hurst has met with cardiologists at University of Michigan and Harvard, and they have cleared him to resume playing football, per league source. Hurst will do a full workout at Michigan’s pro day on Friday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 22, 2018
Hurst was medically flagged at the NFL Combine a few weeks ago after tests revealed a heart irregularity. He was diagnosed with an unspecified heart condition and was not able to run drills in Indianapolis, causing several analysts to wonder whether his NFL career was in danger.