Patrick Mahomes breaks silence on banning ‘tush push’ claiming it is an advantage for Jalen Hurts’ Eagles

The Eagles' controversial Tush Push play is now the hot topic in the football world.

Patrick Mahomes breaks silence on banning ‘tush push’ claiming it is an advantage for Jalen Hurts’ Eagles

Patrick Mahomes (L) and Jalen Hurts (R) (Credits: Imago)

The Philadelphia Eagles‘ controversial Tush push play has been the most talked about topic among football fans and experts in the recent few days. Many experts have been advocating for the NFL to ban the controversial play mostly used by Jalen Hurts and the Eagles. Amidst this, the reigning league MVP Patrick Mahomes has opened up about the play claiming it gives an advantage to the defending NFC Champions.

“It’s an advantage for them, but you see other teams in the league try to do it and they can’t do it as well as they do. It speaks to their offensive line, it speaks to their quarterback. They know how to do it at a really high level, they practice it and worked on it,” said Mahomes according to NFL writer Rob Maaddi.


Tush push play is mostly used by Hurts and the Philadelphia-based franchise to gain short yards. It is a modified version of QB sneak where players, who line up behind Hurts in the formation push the quarterback from behind, thus the name “Tush push.” The Eagles, who have one of the best offensive lines in the league, are able to consistently achieve success with it.

But the other teams can’t seem to copy their success. As a result, many people are speaking against the “Rugby” play and some are even advocating for the league to ban it. Recently, the NBC analyst Chris Simms came under fire for advising defenders to “try to Kill” the quarterback if Philly keeps pulling tush push play stunt. And now the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback has shared his opinion on it.

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Patrick Mahomes praises Jalen Hurts and the Eagles

The Chiefs’ All-Pro signal-caller Patrick Mahomes is seemingly a fan of the play and even complimented the Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts for perfecting the unique play. He also said that other teams have tried modifying the play with minor changes to be dominant in short-yardage situations, but none of them have been able to mimic the success of Hurts and the Philadelphia-based football team.

Patrick Mahomes, Jalen Hurts, Eagles, Chiefs, Super Bowl
Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes (Images via AP)

“So I think, as you see now, other teams have tried to kind of manipulate and do that different type of stuff. And then it might get the first down, but it’s not as pretty and as powerful as when the Eagles do it. So I mean, all to them, and that they’ve kind of mastered something that I think other teams are going to try to do as best they can,” said Mahomes.

Mahomes and the Chiefs will take on the Eagles in week 13 of the ongoing season. But for now, Mahomes will be focused on the New York Jets, who the Chiefs are scheduled to face this Monday in their week 4 matchup.


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