The Kansas City Chiefs just traded away their longtime franchise quarterback — but at least one of their star offensive players is still very confident in the team’s future.

Tight end Travis Kelce had no second thoughts when asked if he believed Patrick Mahomes — who he already has a nickname for — could replace Alex Smith and lead the Chiefs to the promised land.

“Yeah, without a doubt. I feel like Patty-cakes can come in and roll the dice on anybody,” Kelce told NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano and Brian Billick Wednesday, via Marc Sessler of Around the NFL. “He can throw the ball any way, he can throw it off his back foot and he can jump and throw, he can throw the ball anywhere, anyway you need for it to be thrown. His confidence is definitely one of the best attributes to his game.”

Kelce admitted there would be a learning curve, but that he had faith in Mahomes to conquer it.