Patrick Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes came into the game against the Denver Broncos on Monday night having thrown 13 touchdown passes in his first three games of the season. In this picture, Mahomes, #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs, walks off the field after a 27-23 win over the Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, Oct. 1, 2018. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The legend of Patrick Mahomes continued to grow after the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback impressed by leading his team to their fourth win of the NFL season over the Denver Broncos on Monday night.

The Chiefs overcame the Broncos 27-23 when their star quarterback was not at his best. Mahomes has been the toast of Kansas after leading the Chiefs to four wins in his first four games as the starting quarterback.

Mahomes came into the game against the Broncos as the best player in the NFL, having thrown 13 touchdown passes in his opening three games for the Chiefs – a new record. The Monday night game, in perspective, was his worst of the four games he has played thus far.

The 23-year-old quarterback was 28 of 45 for 304 yards and managed just one touchdown. But despite his struggles against a very organized Broncos defense, it was Mahomes who broke the game in the fourth quarter and did not even require his cannon of a right arm to do it.

The Chiefs were trailing 20-23 and were facing a 3rd-and-5 near midfield when the Broncos’ Blitz flushed Mahomes out of the pocket and on to the left. The quarterback spotted Tyreek Hill free, but with Von Miller closing in for a sack, the latest star of the NFL improvised while on the move and made the throw with his left.

The Chiefs quarterback ensured the play, that is going to be the toast of the NFL for a long time, did not go to waste. He continued with two more passes outside the pocket – one of them 35-yard pass to Demetrius Harris to get the Chiefs in the red zone before Kareem Hunt finished off the drive with the game winning touchdown run with 1.39 left on the clock.

Mahomes was already considered a star on the road to NFL greatness much before the game on Monday night. Broncos’ linebacker Miller had already heaped praise on him much before he showcased his impressive ability to perform when under immense pressure.

“He’s throwing the (heck) out of the ball to everybody,” Miller said prior to the Broncos’ Monday night loss to the Chiefs. “He’s definitely a handful and he’s hot, extremely hot.”

ESPN analyst Louis Riddick was already comparing him to the greats of the game despite Mahomes only starting his first game for the Chiefs just a few months back – during Week 17 last season.

“People say he’s a (Brett) Favre or a gunslinger, but this kid is just different,” Riddick said. “I remember playing against Warren Moon, and he’s a bit like him. Pat can throw the ball from so many angles, and he’s a got a confidence of forgetting the last play and moving onto the next play.”

The Chiefs are comfortably leading the NFL AFC west standings having won all four their opening games, with three on the road. They next take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 5 of the NFL season at the Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.