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Chiefs QB Mahomes will start second half of preseason opener

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — It has been years since the Kansas City Chiefs gave their fans any reason to stick around after halftime of their preseason opener, when the starters and backups generally take a seat.
That will change Friday night.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid plans to give each of his quarterbacks a full quarter against the San Francisco 49ers. That means Alex Smith will start and veteran backup Tyler Bray will get the second quarter, while first-round draft pick Patrick Mahomes II will start the second half.
It’s arguably the most anticipated preseason debut by a Chiefs rookie ...


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