Mike Hughes talks game-sealing interception, big performance in first game with Chiefs

Aug 20, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) hugs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy during the second half of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

One of the Kansas City Chiefs’ most underrated offseason acquisitions, cornerback Mike Hughes made a major statement in his first game for his new team. After playing solid coverage against an underrated Browns receiving corps, Hughes made the decisive play of the home opener when he intercepted Baker Mayfield late in the fourth quarter to put the Week 1 win on ice.

Speaking to reporters after the matchup, Hughes seemed grateful for the fresh start he’s found in Steve Spagnuolo’s defense. He feels right at home in his first season with Kansas City, and he’s quite enjoyed playing in front of the Chiefs’ faithful.

“Honestly bro, I’m past that,” Hughes said of the usual adjustment period in joining a new team. “I’m here. I’m a part of Chiefs Kingdom now, but that’s all I’m focused on. It felt good to get out here in front of our home crowd and be able to make a play in front of everybody to show everybody what I can do on the field. It felt great, man.”

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