Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes To Play Vs. Titans

Patrick Mahomes is back. On Sunday, the Chiefs quarterback will return to action to face the Titans, head coach Andy Reid announced. 

Mahomes recovered freakishly fast from a dislocated kneecap just a few weeks ago. The early fear was that Mahomes would miss the remainder of the season. Then, there were whispers of a faster recovery, but a quick bounce back still seemed unlikely given Mahomes’ reliance on speed and mobility.

The Chiefs franchise star has done the impossible yet again. After splitting their last two games, the Chiefs will have Mahomes under center as they look to improve from 6-3 to 7-3.

In seven games this year, Mahomes has completed 65.1% of his throws for 15 touchdowns against one interception. He also ran for seven first downs while averaging 4.8 yards per attempt on the ground. There’s nothing that Mahomes can’t do and, apparently, that includes healing up at warp speed.

Mahomes’ rookie deal runs through 2020 and the Chiefs hold his fifth-year option to take him through 2021. The Chiefs, naturally, want to lock Mahomes up for the long haul, and that contract could be the league’s first $200MM+ contract.

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10 comments on “Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes To Play Vs. Titans

  1. crosseyedlemon

    Mahomes is a cash machine for the Chiefs and NFL so obviously Reid is going to be pressured into playing him as soon as possible. I Imagine any Titan defender that gets within 5 yards of Patrick will be flagged for roughing the passer…lol.

    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      How many yards is the penalty for “having a thought in the back of your mind that you wanted to sack the quarterback?” I agree it’s likely to get called.

    • kevin

      he should sit the extra week or 2 or 3 weeks to ensure he’s good to go .

    • crosseyedlemon

      Any offensive lineman that blows a block that results in Mahomes getting re-injured will likely be sent to Alaska on Monday for his own protection.

  2. Dorothy_Mantooth

    Mahomes is the future of the NFL; I hope this doesn’t result in a re-injury! They have a bye next week so it would have made more sense to keep him out for 2 more weeks but you have to love this kid’s passion for the game and his desire to get back to playing ASAP. Fingers crossed he doesn’t get hurt again and he’s back to his MVP level of play.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Some fans are going to second guess Andy on this but if the doctors gave Mahomes the green light (and obviously they have) then Reid is making the right decision. Leaders are meant to lead.

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