Aug 9, 2021; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass during training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

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Patrick Mahomes will play first quarter in preseason opener

Coming off back-to-back Super Bowls, All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes will get the start in Kansas City’s preseason opener Saturday against the San Francisco 49ers.

Mahomes – and all the first-teamers – will play the first quarter, second stringers get the second quarter and so on.

The Chiefs also feature an overhauled offensive line, a point of focus for coach Andy Reid.

“That continuity, communication, working together through different works, functioning,” Reid said Thursday when asked what he’s looking for from the unit.

Mahomes is coming off February surgery to repair his toe. He sustained a turf toe early in the playoffs but said last month it’s “feeling great.”

Mahomes has a 38-8 career regular-season record as a starter in four NFL seasons, all with the Chiefs. Last year, he completed 66.3 percent of his passes for 4,740 yards with 38 touchdowns and six interceptions. For his career, he has a 66 percent completion rate with 14,152 passing yards, 114 TD passes and 24 interceptions.

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