Fans around the league held their breath when Patrick Mahomes limped off the field in Week 1 of the NFL season. Fortunately for the Kansas City Chiefs, the reigning MVP seems ready to go for this weekend.
Mahomes dissected Jacksonville’s defense with 378 passing yards and three touchdowns. Even without Tyreek Hill for most of the game, the talented gunslinger led Kansas City to victory.
The Chiefs left Mahomes in the game despite the fact that he suffered an ankle injury. It clearly hindered his movement, but the coaching staff didn’t seem too worried about it.
Kansas City has a divisional matchup this Sunday against Oakland. Andy Reid announced that Mahomes will return to practice today, which likely hints at him being healthy enough to play.
#Chiefs coach Andy Reid says QB Patrick Mahomes, who sprained his ankle but returned on Sunday, will practice today.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 11, 2019
It’s possible that Mahomes keeps his ankle wrapped for this game as well.
Although the Chiefs should have Mahomes on the field this weekend, the offense will be without Hill for at least four weeks.
Mahomes should have enough weapons to spread the ball around, especially with Sammy Watkins and Travis Kelce off to strong starts this season.
Through one week of the season, the Chiefs are listed as ESPN’s favorite to make the Super Bowl. They’ll need their star quarterback at 100 percent if they want to achieve that goal.