Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes expressed his embarrassment after the team’s 21-20 loss to the Detroit Lions in the opening game of the 2023 NFL season.
Mahomes, known for his exceptional performance on the field, spoke candidly about his disappointment in the post-game press conference.
“It’s embarrassing for me to lose anytime,” he remarked, his frustration evident.
“I said after the ring ceremony, I moved on to the next season. Obviously, it’s cool for the fans to be able to see the banner and drop it in the stadium, but this is a whole new year, and I think I know that we are trying to win another Super Bowl, and this is obviously not the way we want to start. So, anytime I lose, I’m embarrassed; I’ll get better so I don’t lose more.”
The defeat marked their first Week 1 loss since 2014, before Mahomes was even in the NFL.
Mahomes became the starting QB in 2018 after being a 1st round pick in 2017, and since then has had unprecedented success in September.
Thursday’s loss was not without its share of issues. The Chiefs’ wide receivers had an off night, with Kadarius Toney dropping three passes, one of which was returned for a pick-6, exacerbating the team’s struggles.
Additionally, star tight end Travis Kelce was sidelined due to injury, further limiting the Chiefs’ offensive options.
The Chiefs will be looking to bounce back in Week 2 as they face the Jacksonville Jaguars.