Despite breakout game, Hardman feels he ‘left a few out there’

96 yards and a TD for 'the Jet'
Mecole Hardman vs. Jets
Posted at 5:27 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 18:27:33-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jet took off against his namesake.

Mecole Hardman raked in seven catches across nine targets Sunday against the New York Jets, tallying 96 yards and a touchdown, helping the Kansas City Chiefs improve to 7-1.

“In this offense, you can get the ball at anytime,” the former Georgia Bulldog said. “And so I just try to... be in the right spot [and] try to give Pat [Mahomes] a good target to throw to.”

Hardman said despite his best stat line of the 2020 season, he dropped two passes.

“I had a good game but it could’ve been a better game," he said.

A signal of the second year player's maturation? Keeping a play alive mid-way through the third quarter to help continue a multi-play drive in the redzone.

“I probably wouldn’t have done that my first year,” he said. “But the more you play with Pat, the more better you get a grip of what he’s trying to do.”

Hardman has helped fill a void left by injured wideout Sammy Watkins, who is expected to miss ‘a few weeks’ with a hamstring injury.