Ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid revealed the current status of quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes, who suffered a high-ankle sprain during the Divisional Round, is expected to be good to go to for the Big Game according to his coach.
“Andy Reid said Patrick Mahomes, who admits isn’t 100%, can do just about everything in the playbook,” Reid said at his Super Bowl press conference. The quote came via a tweet by Dianna Russini of ESPN. “Reid referenced a fast practice on Monday and seemed happy with how Mahomes is moving.”
Mahomes made the same acknowledgment Wednesday, as per Russini. He continues to get treatment and rehab the injured ankle. He indicated that he’s not 100% and likely won’t be for Sunday’s game. Mahomes hoped the adrenaline that comes with playing in the Super Bowl can get him to where he needed to be.
Both Mahomes and his head coach have been honest about his ankle injury. He clearly wasn’t at 100% during the AFC Championship game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Mahomes, favored to win the NFL MVP award, battled through adversity. He threw for 326 yards with two touchdown passes against the Bengals. He weathered the storm and did more than enough to help Kansas City punch its ticket to the Super Bowl.
Surely, Patrick Mahomes will be tested by Philadelphia’s vaunted pass rush come Sunday. His ankle will be put to the test as he faces off against a historically good Eagles pass rush, which has 78 sacks this season (including the postseason) – good enough for the third-most sacks in a season by any team in NFL history.
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