Chiefs news: Justyn Ross has Patrick Mahomes’ attention going in to 2023

Patrick Mahomes discusses impressions of undrafted Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross heading into OTAs for the 2023 season.

On Monday, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes fielded questions as part of the start of phase one of the Chiefs’ Organized Team Activities (OTAs). As part of phase one, Mahomes is hosting Chiefs’ receivers for throwing sessions to ensure the receivers and their QB are on the same page. One receiver, in particular, made the two-time league MVP smile ear to ear, and that was an undrafted wide receiver out of Clemson from 2022: Justyn Ross.

Ross was one of the most anticipated offseason acquisitions of the Chiefs in 2022 after the Kansas City Chiefs signed the undrafted rookie to a contract in hopes Ross would show the production and star power directed early in his college career before a spinal surgery kept them out for their junior season. In their senior season, Ross led Clemson in receptions and yards before sitting out the last three games due to a foot injury. Due to the injury concerns, Ross went undrafted, and the Chiefs were able to sign Ross to a contract, but many believe Brett Veach made a calculated decision on the signing.

Heading into the 2023 season, the Kansas City Chiefs receiving corps has a lot of question marks. However, with JuJu Smith-Schuster leaving the Chiefs for the New England Patriots