Patrick Mahomes is balling out at practice, and Chiefs fans should be amped.
All signs point toward Mahomes playing this weekend against the Buffalo Bills. Yet, concussion protocol brings with it the uncertainty of such a head injury — the tide can turn at any one moment. So, while Mahomes looks capable on Thursday, one can’t really know how he’ll perform in pregame warmups and in assessments from the training staff.
As the practice week draws to a close, Mahomes has given every indication the he will play. Andy Reid’s comments have suggested just as much, as while he’s limited in practice, he is performing with the starters. That doesn’t sound like a player who’ll be riding the pine in the AFC Championship Game.
That’s the Mahomes we know and love.
Chiefs fans are eyeing Mahomes updates like hawks, and we don’t blame them
Few players in the NFL personify the term “MVP” like Mahomes. With their star QB, the Chiefs are the best team in football. Without him? Who the heck knows.
Chad Henne is a fine backup, and he proved just that against the Browns last Sunday. But to suggest he could start the AFC Title Game in Arrowhead this weekend against a very talented Bills team and come out victorious is bullish to say the least. Assuming Kansas City has Mahomes in tow, the Chiefs are a considerable favorite given the circumstances. If not, who knows what can happen?
The practice footage — while not a guarantee of any sorts — is a nice start at this point in the week.