I’ve been saying it for weeks, and it seems like a good time to say it again: It’s time for Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City.

If last weekend’s sluggish post-bye performance against the Giants wasn’t enough proof of a need for an offensive shakeup, Sunday’s double-digit deficit to a Buffalo team that has been blown out by the Saints and Chargers in successive weeks confirms that it is time.

The Chiefs already have made it clear that they believe in Mahomes; they essentially traded two first-round picks and a third-round pick to get him. For what current NFL player would any team give up that much? Aaron Rodgers? Russell Wilson? Who else?

The point is that the Chiefs felt that way about Mahomes, even with Alex Smith on the roster. When the Chiefs were 5-0, it made no sense to think about making a change.