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Mahomes clarifies 'I’ll see it when I believe it' comment toward Justin Herbert

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Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes likes to enjoy himself and have fun with the fans when possible.

During a round in Lake Tahoe during the American Celebrity Golf Championship, a fan warned him Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert is on his way after a stellar rookie season saying, “watch out for Justin Herbert next year.”

Mahomes, a Super Bowl champion and league MVP, quipped back saying, “I’ll see it when I believe it.”

Fair response by Mahomes. Herbert is coming off a historical debut season and needs to prove he isn’t a one-hit-wonder.

Despite Mahomes’ messing up the idiom, it went viral.

He would go on to clarify the comment to Jori Epstein of USA TODAY, saying he was just messing around and he wasn’t taking a shot at Herbert.

"Yeah, I think it got taken out of context," Mahomes told Epstein. "I was talking some trash to all those Raiders and Broncos and Chargers fans out there. I have a ton of respect for him as a player."

"Not a lot of guys can do it. And I know I'll have a lot of tough games against him in the future. So it was kind of a joking matter that I think blew up on Twitter like most things to do."

Herbert is coming off a season in which he set the rookie record for touchdowns (36), passing touchdowns (31), and completions (396).