The Washington Commanders thought they’d found their quarterback for the near future when they traded for the Chiefs’ Alex Smith in 2018.
But Smith suffered a horrific injury during a game in his first season, and Washington has struggled to find a QB1.
The following year, the Commanders selected Dwayne Haskins with their first-round pick in 2019. Unfortunately, he was released before the end of the following season and Smith made the majority of starts after an inspirational return.
In 2021, Taylor Heinicke took the starting job after Ryan Fitzpatrick’s injury in the season opener, and had just an 85.9 quarterback rating.
Washington reportedly is looking for a new starting quarterback, and ESPN’s John Keim took a deep dive on the search.
There was one sentence that caught the eye of Chiefs fans. After detailing the struggles of the past four seasons, Keim wrote: “All of this is why, according to a source, Washington has reached out to every team to inquire about a quarterback’s availability and the cost. The team started its search with a list of 42 quarterbacks.”
Yes, all 31 teams were contacted, which means someone in Washington placed a call to the Chiefs to ask about Patrick Mahomes.
On Twitter, Chiefs fans (and others, including at least one Washington supporter) had a fun time trying to imagine that conversation. Here are some of the humorous tweets about that subject.
Washington literally doesn’t have enough draft capital over the next decade.
— Daniel Rose (@dadrose62) March 2, 2022
"Hello, this is Brett"
"Yes, just wanting to kick the tires on a potential deal for Pa..."
— Matt Conner (@MattConnerAA) March 2, 2022
Ron Rivera: “Mr. Veach! Would Patrick Mahomes happen to be avai- hello? Are you there?” https://t.co/X1Te6Rq9hV
— Brett Esch (@brettaesch) March 1, 2022
Gonna need to see the Chiefs’ reaction when Washington asked about Patrick Mahomes’ availability https://t.co/YGTqJDOTH4
— TBet$ (@TBetsThrone) March 1, 2022
— Tyler Gross (@TylerGross86) March 1, 2022
Hey Brett we were loooking at qb
Brett:buchele? Yeah we’d let you have him for a 4th
Was: no we wanted to know about Maho..
— corey buhrman (@coreybuhrman) March 1, 2022
"Washington has reached out to every team to inquire about a quarterback's availability and the cost. The team started its search with a list of 42 quarterbacks." I wonder what the Chiefs said when they asked about Mahomes https://t.co/Zj3KdoGxNI
— We Want Dallas (@WeWantDallas) March 1, 2022
Please release the audio of them calling the Chiefs and asking what they wanted for Mahomes. https://t.co/3zfJN4clI3
— Dustin James (@dustinjames) March 1, 2022