National Football League star wide receiver and kick returner Mecole Hardman knows where his bread is buttered.
Hardman had an excellent regular season with the Kansas City Chiefs playing with one of the top quarterbacks in the game. To honor his quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, Hardman found a special jersey and wore it before today’s game. The Chiefs will take on the Cleveland Browns this afternoon with the winner advancing to the AFC championship game. The Buffalo Bills clinched their championship game birth yesterday by defeating the Baltimore Ravens.
Strolling into Arrowhead Stadium earlier today, Hardman had on a Patrick Mahomes jersey from his college days. The quarterback played collegiately at Texas Tech University where he was a standout player. After a fine collegiate career, he would become the Chiefs first round draft pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
Mecole Hardman Has Big Year for the Kansas City Chiefs
Hardman had a productive second year with the Kansas City Chiefs and catching passes from Mahomes. On the season he has 41 catches for 560 yards and four touchdown receptions.
The speedy wideout from the University of Georgia was the Chief’s second round pick in the 2019 NFL draft. Hardman also plays on special teams for the Chiefs and often lines up as the team’s kick and punt returner.
He and fellow wideout Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce make one of the best receiving trios in the league. Hill had yet another spectacular year for the Chiefs with 87 catches for 1,267 yards and 15 touchdowns. Not to be outdone is Kelce who has 105 catches for 1,416 yards and 11 touchdowns during the regular seasons.
It has been a special year for Hardman and his Chiefs teammates, with highlights coming early and often from Mahomes. Along with Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Mahomes is a serious candidate for this year’s MVP award. Mahomes threw for 4,470 yards on the season with 38 touchdown passes to just six interception. His quarterback rating for the season is 108.2, which is one of the highest marks in the league.