Less than a week after what appeared to be a serious knee injury, Kansas City Chiefs MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes will be on the practice field to start the week
In his first address to the media this practice week, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid indicated that MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes will practice in a limited capacity, less than one week after dislocating his kneecap during the Chiefs’ Thursday Night Football game against the Denver Broncos.
In what has to be the most shocking injury news of the season, and perhaps further evidence that Mahomes may, in fact, be part cyborg, he will be on the practice field, going through individual drills, when the Chiefs kick off their work week leading up to their game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.
While Mahomes will not be going through full team workouts, and still has to be considered a long shot to play on Sunday, this does support Andy Reid’s refusal to rule him out for the showdown with Aaron Rodgers. When asked in today’s media availability about playing on Sunday, Chiefs backup quarterback Matt Moore indicated that he had not been told that he’d be starting the game against Green Bay.
It would have to be considered a colossal error in judgment for the Chiefs to let Mahomes play Sunday. While the competitive side of Reid and Mahomes undoubtedly want to see the superstar back out there on the field, the value Mahomes has to the team for the rest of this season and for the long term has to outweigh any potential benefit of Mahomes playing in this single game in the middle of the season.
We’ll know more as the week progresses and certainly have a good idea by Friday of where Mahomes stands, but for now, this is something to monitor heading in to Week 8.