Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes ‘looked good’ in practice ahead of AFC Championship GameBy Ryan Ward
The Kansas City Chiefs appeared to have suffered a devastating blow to their repeat hopes with superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes going down with a concussion and being unable to return to their playoff game against the Cleveland Browns.
Fortunately for Kansas City, the defending Super Bowl champions were able to still advance to the AFC Championship Game without Mahomes under center. However, the primary concern has been whether he’ll be ready for this weekend’s game against the Buffalo Bills.
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According to head coach Andy Reid, Mahomes has looked good in practice this week as he hopes to be cleared for the showdown with the Bills for a chance to the Super Bowl for a second straight year, via ESPN.
“Pat looked good out there,” Reid said. “He did a nice job when he was doing it. It looks like he’s moving around well. He feels good. It’s just important that we follow the protocol and that’s what we’re doing.”
Even offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has been impressed with what he’s seen after the team conducted practice on Thursday ahead of their clash with the Bills.
“He looks like Pat to me,” offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said after Thursday’s practice. “He’s been great in meetings, he’s fun. He’s energetic. You can always count on Pat being Pat.”
The real question for the Chiefs is how Mahomes will look when on the field this weekend. Kansas City is expected to advance to the Super Bowl. Although without a healthy Mahomes under center, the team will struggle against a good Buffalo squad led by Josh Allen.