In 2021, Ryan Clark made some infamous comments about Mahomes’ decline in form. He said: “He’s broken; Patrick Mahomes is broken, and he’s broken because he’s the same that he’s always been, and that’s no longer good enough.” These comments came before the offseason but they remained in the memory of many fans.
Mahomes’ critics enjoy pointing to Clark’s words and using them out of context. They ignore the fact that Clark revised his opinion after Mahomes improved over the following weeks. Fans are very selective about the information they consume and this can enhance an offseason crisis (via Heavy).