Despite a strong comeback performance from quarterback Patrick Mahomes II in Week 5, it's safe to say that the Kansas City Chiefs offense has yet to truly gel in 2023.
Some of that has been attributed to inconsistencies at the wide receiver position, where the Chiefs have shown plenty of depth despite a lack of star potential behind one-of-a-kind tight end Travis Kelce.
And, while it hasn't quite clicked yet, Mahomes sees this as a strength for Kansas City as the season progresses.
"There's a lot of young guys out there [in the receiving corps] and we're going to keep everybody moving and going in the right direction,"
the Chiefs quarterback warned reporters after the win in Minnesota. Justyn Ross, a second-year wide receiver, is one of those lesser-known weapons mentioned by Mahomes.
Sure, Ross is a fan favorite within Chiefs Kingdom, but the rest of the NFL might not regard him the same way.
Ross had four targets against the Minnesota Vikings, resulting in two receptions for 28 yards and a 20-yard convert. Following the game, Mahomes discussed the youngster's growth.
"I mean, everyone knows he's talented." So he made that big-time catch on the second and — I believe it was 18 or something like that — and some of those other plays."