Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is squashing any speculation of a personal AFC West rivalry with Justin Herbert just days after a remark he made about the Los Angeles Chargers quarterback went viral on Twitter. 

Mahomes, 25, appeared to take a dig at the second-year signal-caller over the weekend at the American Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe, Calif., when one fan cautioned him: “Watch out for Justin Herbert next year.”

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“I’ll see it when I believe it,” Mahomes replied, seemingly mixing up the popular idiom. 

Naturally, the clip went viral, but Mahomes told USA Today on Tuesday that it was nothing more than a little trash-talking. 

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“Yeah, I think it got taken out of context,” he explained. “I was talking some trash to all those (Las Vegas) Raiders and (Denver) Broncos and Chargers fans out there. I have a ton of respect for him as a player.”

Herbert was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after a phenomenal performance last season. Despite the Chargers’ 7-9 record, Herbert threw for 4,336 yards and 31 touchdowns and set the record for most touchdowns and completions by a rookie.

“For him to come out in Year 1 and play at that level is a special thing,” Mahomes continued. “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.”

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Outside of being division rivals, Mahomes says it’s nothing personal but that didn’t stop the Chargers from trolling him on the team’s official Twitter page. 

The Chiefs are 64-57-1 against the Chargers overall and 3-2 in their last five contests.

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