Lack of Faith
It seems that Mahomes doesn’t have faith in his receivers. This won’t come as a shock because we’ve seen them endure a complete meltdown this year. Passes sail through their hands like water through a sieve. Mahomes openly said that they don’t have enough experience yet (via The Ringer).
In November 2023, he said: “I think you see in spurts that we can be the offense we’ve been in the past. That should come with more and more of our younger receivers getting game experience. The biggest thing is you see how guys respond under the lights. That’s what gets you ready for the playoffs and Super Bowl games.”