Patrick Mahomes Endorses Former College Coach Kliff Kingsbury for NFL Jobs

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes endorsed his former college coach, Kliff Kingsbury, for potential NFL jobs days after being fired by Texas Tech.

Kingsbury is reportedly receiving interest from several NFL teams, according to Yahoo! Sports' GIl Brandy.

Mahomes said he hasn't spoken to Kingbury about future jobs, however, believes he'd be a great fit for any team.

“I haven’t talked to him about where he is thinking about going or where he is thinking about ending up,” Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes told reporters on Wednesday. “I know if he did come to the NFL, he has the work ethic and he has the mind and he has the invovativeness — I guess you would say, if that’s even a word — to be in this league. Whatever he does, I know he will have success doing it.”

More NFL coaches are implementing college concepts, which raises Kingsbury's stock as a potential offensive assistant.

“I am close with Coach Kingsbury,” Mahomes said. “He really helped my game and helped me as a person a lot. He is a genuine, good person and at the same time a very smart football coach. I know he will land back on his feet somewhere else and I am excited for the future with him.”

Kingsbury -- who played for several NFL and CFL teams from 2003-07 -- worked as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Houston (2008-09) and Texas A&M (2012) before taking over as head coach of his alma mater in 2013.

Along with Mahomes, Kingsbury coached several quarterbacks who reached the NFL including Case Keenum, who set several NCAA career passing records at Houston and Johnny Manziel, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2012 at Texas A&M.

Mahomes threw for 11,252 yards, 93 touchdowns and 29 interceptions, while also recording a 152.0 passer rating playing under Kingsbury at Texas Tech from 2014-17. He also recorded 845 yards and 22 touchdowns on 308 rushing attempts.

Kingsbury went 35-40 during six seasons as Texas Tech's head coach. He is the only coach in Big 12 Conference history to win his first seven consectuive games.

Kingsbury was also named FootballScoop.com's National Coordinator of the Year in 2011 and 2012.

That should garner interest from plenty of NFL teams as the league continues to turn its focus on innovative offenses, which provides more opportunities for offensive-minded college coaches.

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