Porter played like two minutes at MU before being injured and out for the season. He was considered a sure NBA pick for next year in the top 8. Now with his season-ending injury it’s likely he’ll never play college ball again and go straight to the NBA this upcoming season for millions of dollars.
You can’t blame him.
If he comes back to MU next season and gets hurt, it could mean no NBA draft and no money. That’s just too much to pass up. Tough blow for MU and its fan base. Porter likely would have led MU to being a ranked team and in the NCAA tournament.
On a brighter note, future NFL pick at quarterback, Missouri Tigers, Drew Lock, broke the SEC touchdown record throwing for 5 touchdowns in a win Friday over Arkansas. The Tigers defeated the Razorbacks, 48-45 in an exciting game that gives MU a bowl spot this season. It was Missouri’s sixth straight win and a surprise ending to what was an awful start. If Lock comes back next year to the Tigers, look out. MU will likely be a top ranked football team, perhaps Top 10.
In darker news, the Kansas City Chiefs now face a real chance of NOT winning the division title in the ultra weak west. KC is now 6-4 with 6 games remaining, all against mediocre teams.
The Chiefs are a hot mess with no offense, poor defense and real issues at both quarterback and running back.
The Chiefs can only seem to get field goals in the red zone these days and Kareem Hunt hasn’t scored a touchdown since the Royals were still playing in September. The biggest problem is the same as always late in the season, Alex Smith.
His confidence is in question. Smith no longer is effective with deep throws when he tries which is rare and just plain off his game. With the Los Angeles Chargers now the class of the division and standing at 5-6 with a game remaining at Kansas City, they have a real chance to take the division and leave the no longer deserving Chiefs at home for the playoffs. Kansas City is playing the Bills at home which should should have been an easy win, right?
Sorry, the Chiefs have no easy wins anymore.
Good football logic says this: START PAT MAHOMES NOW.
The reason is simple.
THE TEAM NEEDS ENERGY. AND MAHOMES HAS ALREADY SHOWN IN PRESEASON HE CAN PROVIDE THAT…REMEMBER HE PLAYED WITH THE SECOND AND THIRD STRING OFFENSE AND LOOKED GREAT…HE GOT MORE OUT OF OUR BACK UP RECEIVERS THAN ALEX HAS ALL SEASON.
Just think what he could do with Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt.
The defense might rise up around Mahomes as well, he is electric. He is stronger, faster, has a much bigger arm, shows accuracy on deep throws, can get out of trouble quicker: he is bigger and much younger.
HE IS OUR FUTURE. LET’S START IT NOW WHILE WE STILL HAVE A SEASON TO SAVE. HEY, IF HE ISN’T GREAT YOU CAN ALWAYS PUT THE JOURNEYMAN BACK IN. RIGHT NOW HE’S JUST SITTING ON THE BENCH. THERE IS NO RISK. HE MIGHT BE THE ANSWER. LET’S FIND OUT…WE KNOW ALEX IS NOT THE ANSWER…
The Alex Smith situation is about money.
The Chiefs need to trade him to dump that $17 million salary next year and perhaps get a couple draft picks we badly need. If KC benches Smith the buyers will say, “Hey, you didn’t even believe in him why should we at 1$7 million..how about $5 million and no draft picks?” t
That’s a fact, jack.
Remember the front office clearly was going to let this season go for the future with Pat but the Chiefs at 5-0 shocked them as well. So in a sense it’s a lost season.
Sorry fans, thats the way it looks…again
THERE IS NO FOOTBALL LOGIC IN NOT STARTING A PLAYER WHO COULD WELL BE EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS HOUSTON STAR WATSON..LESS THE BAD LEGS…THIS KID IS DYNOMITE…IT’S TIME TO FIND OUT….ANDY, I THINK, WOULD DO IT, BUT CLARK HUNT WON’T…’IT’S THE MONEY JIMMY’
Remember, we had this issue a couple decades back with Elvis Grbac and Rich Gannon in a playoff game with Denver that we lost..Likely Rich would have won and it’s a Super Bowl season..But nope, we needed to keep Elvis happy…who left anyways and was never any good again…Rich was an MVP and took Oakland to a Super Bowl….end of story…