Patrick Mahomes in a Saints uniform? Almost. The Chiefs made their move just in time.

In late March 2017, Saints coach Sean Payton sent Patrick Mahomes an installation of plays, something of a study guide for the following day. The next morning in Lubbock, Texas, Payton tested Mahomes, a meeting to measure how quickly Mahomes had processed the information. They progressed to an on-field workout before finishing with a conversation over Mexican food. With Drew Brees already on the roster, the Saints weren’t much in need of a quarterback, not one projected to go in the first round anyway. And then they met Mahomes. “I remember getting on our owner’s plane thinking, ‘Man, that was…

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