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Patrick Mahomes works out with his new Chiefs teammate Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown

Chiefs wide receiver Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown has been spotted working out with new quarterback Patrick Mahomes just one day after signing with Kansas City as a free agent.

The duo shared pictures of themselves in the gym on Tuesday, just 24 hours after Brown, 26, signed a one-year deal worth up to $11 million with the Chiefs.

Together, they went through various conditioning drills with health, performance and player development coach Bobby Stroupe, and even competed against each other at one point.

When introduced by the Chiefs on Monday, Brown recalled having conversations with the team before the 2019 draft. At the time, the former Oklahoma star thought the Chiefs would select him to pair with Mahomes in their high-flying offense.

Baltimore ended up taking him in the first round before Kansas City had a chance.

Chiefs newest duo Patrick Mahomes and Marquise 'Hollywood' Brown hit the gym on Tuesday.

Chiefs newest duo Patrick Mahomes and Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown hit the gym on Tuesday.

But after a detour to Arizona, where the Ravens traded him and where Brown spent the last two seasons dealing with nagging injuries and instability at QB, the speedy receiver eventually landed in Kansas City, his dream destination for so long

“The world has a way of making things happen like that,” Brown said with a smile at Monday’s news conference.

Despite beating the San Francisco 49ers for their second consecutive Super Bowl title, the Chiefs knew they needed to improve at wide receiver, where rookie Rashee Rice had become the undisputed leader almost by default. But they refused to rush into a cheap, long-term deal with one of the top free agents and bided their time until the right opportunity came along.

It wasn’t the $50 million guaranteed that the Titans gave Calvin Ridley. Or the $26 million guaranteed the Falcons gave Darnell Mooney. Or the $24 million Gabe Davis got from the Jaguars or even the $15 million Curtis Samuel got from the Bills.

No, it was a relatively low-risk, high-stakes deal with a wide receiver the Chiefs coveted out of college.

“They were strong with me,” Brown said, “so it was like a mutual interest. That was very attractive.”

Brown landed in Kansas City on Monday on a one-year deal that could be worth up to $11 million

Brown landed in Kansas City on Monday on a one-year deal that could be worth up to $11 million

It was also the right deal for Brown. He turns 27 in June, which means there’s still time in his career to turn a productive season in one of the NFL’s most pass-friendly offenses into a much more lucrative multi-year deal next offseason.

“There are weapons here,” he said, “and I feel like I can come in and complement the guys they have here. And coach (Andy) Reid? He’s a mastermind. Patrick Mahomes – I’m excited to work with everybody.’

Brown had his best season three years ago in Baltimore, when he caught 91 passes for 1,008 yards and six touchdowns. He was traded to the Cardinals the following year, where he had 118 catches for 1,283 yards and seven scores in those 26 games.

Those numbers may seem modest, but consider this: Brown had 51 catches for 574 yards and four scores last season, which would have trailed only Rice and tight end Travis Kelce in receptions, yards and scores for the Chiefs. and he did it in 12 total. games

Last season he had 51 catches for 574 yards and four scores with the Arizona Cardinals.

Last season he had 51 catches for 574 yards and four scores with the Arizona Cardinals.

Brown also appears to be motivated. Mahomes has invited his wide receivers and tight ends to his home in Texas the past couple of seasons for what amounts to a voluntary training camp, and he was eager to get there.

“From the outside looking in, he seems like a very passionate guy,” Brown explained, “And I’m a very passionate person. He wants to do whatever it takes to win. That’s what you want. You want to play with someone who’s going to take you to the next level I feel like he’s one of those guys.

Kansas City still has work to do to fill out the offense. Marquez Valdes-Scantling was released and fellow receivers Richie James and Mecole Hardman are free agents, while Kadarius Toney could be fighting for a job this season, meaning wide receiver is still a position of need as free agency continues and the NFL. the print run arrives in April.

The Chiefs also need to address the starting left tackle position and running back, where he is just behind Isiah Pacheco.