Former Kings guard Jason Williams perfected the no-look pass in the NBA, and he has an idea in mind for the quarterback to bring into the NFL.
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes captivated football fans in his MVP-winning campaign in 2018, but arguably no moment epitomized Mahomes' creativity than the no-look pass he dropped against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 14 last year.
On Patrick Mahomes' 24th birthday, we're reminding you just how absurd his no-look throws are 🎈
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In 13 NBA seasons, Williams became synonymous with looking off defenders and dishing to a wide-open teammate. We can't calculate how many of the 5.9 assists per game he averaged with the Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat and Orlando Magic were of the no-look -- let alone the no-look, opposite elbow -- variety, but we can listen when Williams has a suggestion for Mahomes' next piece of no-look magic.
What makes a perfect no-look pass? 🚫👀@PatrickMahomes explains how he perfected his craft. pic.twitter.com/sZdFPhDVKI— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 22, 2019
"The next thing I'm waiting on and I need to see is a behind-the-back pass with an underhand throw," Williams said during a piece that aired on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown." "If anybody can do it, it's gonna be Pat Mahomes for sure."
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Mahomes said he first tried the no-look pass on the practice field at Texas Tech, and he utilized it in a game against Oklahoma State during his final Red Raiders season in 2016. He revealed that he has tried the pass Williams suggested on the Chiefs practice field, but it might be a while before he is able to add it to his in-game repertoire.
"Chances aren't high of it right now," Mahomes said. "It would have to be a perfect situation and that would just have to happen (naturally), but you never know. I practiced it a couple times last year during the game week, and I missed it one time and [Chiefs coach Andy] Reid pretty much vetoed it after that."
At the rate the Chiefs are blowing out their competition out each week, Reid should let the QB try it.